Shane Bieber is headed to the IL with a shoulder strain. Turns out his shoulder was being held in its socket with Spider Tack. Shane Bieber being touched up by the Mariners now makes more sense. Still not great to hear. I’m sure his owners would take a bad outing vs. an unknown-length-of-time IL stint. These injuries rarely just fix themselves, and most times they’re never themselves, until an offseason rest sesh. By the way, is anyone ever says “sesh” in any context in real life, you’re allowed to punch them. Those are the rules. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Cedric Mullins – 1-for-3 and two steals (11, 12), hitting .321. Mullins is leading AL outfielders in most categories, but is 10th in All-Star voting for outfielders:

Eloy Jimenez – Cleared for baseball activities. Great, his balls most be so itchy.

Lance Lynn – 6 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 1.51. I’m walking around with a bottle of Drakkar Noir and a DVD of the Stallone film Over the Top to keep the Regression Fairies away from Lynn.

Tyler Glasnow – 4 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 2.66. Was removed from the start with elbow inflammation. Gonna go back to my Sell of Glasnow from last month where I said, “I see people taking victory laps for completing a 5K when we’re running a marathon. Tyler Glasnow was ‘breaking out’ in April of 2019, but, friend with short term memory, he did not break out.” And that’s me quoting me! Any ideas why he didn’t break out in 2019? Because he broke down. He’s never stayed healthy to throw more than 111 2/3 IP in any season of his career.

Brandon Lowe – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer, hitting .201. About to start calling him Joey Gallowe.

Austin Meadows – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .234. Austin MeGallos.

Randy Arozarena – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .264. No Gallo here. Plus, he already has the readymade nickname, The Rice Bowl, because his name split up is Arroz Arena.

Peter Fairbanks – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.06, as he got his 3rd save, while Diego Castillo (1 IP, 0 ER) worked the 8th. Silly, rabbit, trying to figure out who Cash is turning to for a save is for kicks in the nads.

Steven Matz – Tested positive for Covid, and I want a flow chart of contact tracing between him and Vlad. Right now! Assuage me! I demand you!

George Springer – Will begin a rehab assignment today. Yeah, right, sure. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me sixteen other times, shame on me. There will be no 17th fooling!

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-4 and his 22nd homer, hitting .346. When will MLB let Vladdy, the Mini Impala, wear a cape over his uniform? By the by, I’d love to see him hit 200 homers in a minute at Coors for the Home Run Derby, but can he also miss his flight and the Derby? Please.

Alek Manoah – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.66. I started Manoah and benched Eovaldi, which in the disinfectant of hindsight sounds legitimately crazy.

Nate Eovaldi – 6 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.76. Sonavabench!

Jonathan India – 3-for-4, 1 runs, 1 RBI and his 4th steal, hitting .262. You know I made a huge deal of Eugenio hitting leadoff for two weeks, and how it was possibly the most insane manager move all year, and we’ve seen a lot of them. Bell, the ding-dong-iest of them all. But India is now leading off, and that makes sense on a team that will score a lot of runs. Also, he was last Friday’s Buy.

Aristides Aquino – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer. And I looked to pick him up in every league immediately. Who knows if we ever see the GGOATOAT again, but if he was capable of hitting 15 homers in ten games once before, why not again? One legit concern is he might only start vs. lefties.

Joey Votto – 2-for-4-2, runs, 3 RBIs and his 8th homer, hitting .237. This was his third homer in a week, so hot schmVotto alert.

Vladimir Gutierrez – 6 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.74. You can hear Podcaster Geoff talk about Gutierrez on this week’s podcast, coming later today. He was pretty laudatory, which surprised me a little. I was worried about Gutierrez’s command, and potential roofies, but Geoff, who knows more about prospects than I, says Vlad’s found a new level this year in the minors, and is worth monocle’ing at worst, and picking up in deeper leagues.

Daniel Vogelbach – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer. Watching him homer yesterday and it hit me what he looks like:  a barn with arms.

Matthew Boyd – Left yesterday’s game with triceps discomfort. By the time we reach August, there will be one healthy starter left:  Lance Lynn.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 9th homer, hitting .242. Grossman gets a bad name from me, because his father gave him a bad name, but he’s been okay. (High praise!)

Niko Goodrum – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer. Elias Sports Bureau said this was the first night in baseball history a pitcher (Lynn) had a 1.51 ERA, and there was a great shot by Goodrum. Elias added a hiccup, and a slurred, “Excuse me.”

Andrew Benintendi – Hit the IL with a fractured rib. Too bad, so sad, guess who’s back, back again, Edward Olivares is back, tell a friend.

Cody Bellinger – Hasn’t ruled out an IL stint. I’ll remember to mention you all in therapy.

Tony Gonsolin – 3 2/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.38. Meh, maybe it’s the lack of the wacky tacky, but his command is nowhere near where it was previously, and he looks way off. In shallower leagues, you can move on.

Chris Taylor – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer. If only I drafted Chris Taylor instead of Cody “It’s Only A Cramp” Bellinger.

Max Scherzer – Tried to throw a 31-pitch session on Monday. Got five pitches in and the baseball just stuck to his hand. He will not make his next scheduled start.

Kyle Schwarber – 2-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in three games, all from the leadoff slot. Am I crazy or would you move down a guy who only homers out of the leadoff spot? This isn’t some Rickey Henderson leadoff homer shizz either. Schwarber’s OBP is .322, lower than Trea, Harrison and Robles, three potential leadoff guys. I’m using too much logic here, aren’t I?

JT Brubaker – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 1 K, ERA at 3.88. Streamonator loves his next start, and I could see it.

Jose Devers – Hit the IL with shoulder discomfort. Different Devers so whatevers.

Adam Wainwright – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.95. There’s some rumors flying that Wainwright is one of the biggest perpetrators of the Wacky Tacky, and I’m reminded of that time the ball left his hand and stuck to Yadier’s chest protector. So, he might decide this is his last year anyway and rather than tarnish his legacy like the ball, he might start sucking and just retire after the year.

Austin Gomber – 8 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.54. If you started Gomber at home vs. the Padres, how do you get your pants on over your melons?

C.J. Cron – 1-for-3 and his 6th homer. Yeah, of course, Curtis Jackson’s in da club that’s in Coors.

Michael Conforto – Will begin a rehab assignment in the next few days, as will Brandon Nimmo. Serious question, Nimmo, Conforto and George Springer get onto a plane you’re on, do you get off? Okay, what if the pilots are wearing Mitch Haniger and Byron Buxton jerseys?

Dominic Smith – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 5th homer, as he cracked a 0-for-20 slump. Do. Smith, yes, that’s the idea; more Do., less don’t.

Francisco Lindor – 0-for-3 and his 5th steal, hitting .217. Let’s see how ridiculous I can be while still having a glimmer of possibility: In 2022, Lindor or Isiah Kiner-Falefa?

David Peterson – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 5.60. Streamonator loved this start, but I wouldn’t have started A Man Da. Peterson. Welp, can’t buy me a brain.

Patrick Wisdom – 1-for-2 and his 9th homer, hitting .333. All other hot schmotatoes have fallen by the wayside, at least that’s the prevailing Wisdom.

Anthony Rizzo – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer. HR to the Izzo! By the way, Wisdom’s played for, like, two weeks and has more homers than Rizzo. Now, I will randomly walk into traffic.

Mike SorokaBraves’ GM Alex Anthopoulos is optimistic that Soroka can return in August. Wonder if Anthopoulos bathes in a half-empty bathtub that he thinks is about to overflow.

Dylan Bundy – 2 1/3 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 6.98. So glad I gave up on this schmohawk in all my leagues. Now I have more time to stress over Cody Bellinger. Dylan Bundy: The only person who misses 2020.

David Fletcher – 4-for-5, 1 RBI, and so ridiculously overdue. If you need average, and nothing else, I’d grab Fletcher. He’s a .320 hitter, who’s hitting .272, so he’s got almost 50 points to gain.

Sean Murphy – 2-for-2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer. Was watching him this weekend, and thinking, “Wow, he’s hitting the ball squarely, I should mention him in the roundup,” then rethinking, “But people will ask about him, and I don’t want more catcher questions.”

Alex Wood – 6 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.71. If it makes you feel any better, I have Wood (hehe — whoa, NC-17) in my RCL league, which is 12-team mixed.

Brandon Crawford – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer. If you drafted Crawford in the 1st round instead of Lindor in all your leagues, it would’ve made sense, and your leaguemates would burn you on a stake for being a witch.

Carson Kelly – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer. Hey, look who it is, April breakout, Carson Kelly! Hey, April breakout, Carson Kelly, say hello to your mother for me.

Alex Kirilloff – 1-for-4 and his 5th homer. Honestly, thought he might’ve been promoted to the majors, then retired. Snooze you lose, as they say, and Kirilloff’s never heard, because he’s been putting me to sleep. “When you partner has the light on, reading late into the night, grab Kirilloff from waivers, and never be up late again.”

Gilberto Celestino – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer. A’la Kanye, “Let’s have a toast for the douchebags, let’s have some toast …” Seeing Celestino, “…For the French Bread Pizzas.”

Kenta Maeda – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.01, as he was activated from the IL. The results are slightly better but A) This was vs. the Mariners. B) He still had no control, which is very unlike him. C) There’s no C.

Michael Pineda – Hit the IL with elbow discomfort. Let’s not forget Pineda was a pioneer for putting foreign substances on a baseball. Call him Cheatsopher Columbus. By the by, there was an announcement that foreign substances will be banned for all pitchers starting on June 21st. Pineda, “Um, excuse me? Starting on June 21st?” Also, on June 21st, every game is going to look like it’s being pitched by Daniel Cabrera, and each hitter is going to come to the plate wearing a suit of armor.

 
  1. Corry says:
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    Gross, I’m the first one at the party. I knew I should’ve waited in my car. Oh well, Villar or India?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      India

    • William Hung says:
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      Villar. Villar should be about equal with India with HRs and AVG, but beat him in SBs. Villar has also been the best Mets bat in terms of WAR… so there’s that

      • IAmNotASmartMan says:
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        Imma disagree with you on that one. India is #59 in the MLB in sprint speed while Villar is #175.

      • IAmNotASmartMan says:
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        Also, “being the best Mets bat” is like being the least fat Chocolate Cake taste teste.

        • IAmNotASmartMan says:
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          tester*

        • William Hung says:
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          True – but like Matt Chapman proves – sprint speed doesn’t equal more steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, could you help in the kitchen with the apps? India

      • William Hung says:
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        Villar is gonna have a good game tonight

  2. Chuckie Miller says:
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    Gross, I’m second in line. Mondesi is killing me. Will he ever play?

    and pour some out for Cindy Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Help Corry with the apps…Cindy Mancini never dies, only moves onto a higher consciousness… Who knows on Mondesi

  3. Logan says:
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    Who’s the keeper out of Manoah, Gilbert, Skubal, Alex Wood, and Mike Minor? Just keep streaming ‘em around?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      At the moment Manoah I’d say.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Keeper as in future season, or just right now to hold or stream?

      Depends on league and team context, needs, etc, but for the here and now, you ranked them except I would rather Minor over Wood. The 2 rookies may have innings issues later in the season, if its looking that longer term.

      Into next season, its Manoa and Gilbert and both could be very good…..but theyre rookie pitchers so nothing is definite, obviously…..

      • Logan says:
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        Yah my B I meant who’s the one to not drop in redraft, thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alek

  4. AA says:
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    Gomber’s walked 4 batters since the Giants’ Gombered Gomber and K/BB rates really razzle my dazzle. I knew it was a mildly crazy start today, but when your dazzle is razzled you make crazy moves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

  5. Cuna says:
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    Skubal or Gonsolin ROS?
    thanks!

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      I’d like to see a good start out of Gonsolin… but I think I’d still go him right now.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Give me Skubal, although he may have innings issues towards the end of the season that Gonsolin may avoid after being IL’d…..but the innings from Skubal will probably be better.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Skubal

  6. Mrs. Featherbottom says:
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    I feel like Vogelbach looks a little like a Garbage Pail Kid or Cabbage Patch Doll.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s a country-western house

  7. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!

    Can I say I loved it two days in a row?

    a. Gutierrez=Guti=Goody because good=Gut in German and Vladdy is good-y. So Vladdy Goody is his new nickname. You’re welcome!

    b. Been looking for the replacement for 2019Aquino and I found him in 2021Aquino!

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for June 15, 2021

    I sent the club a wire stating, ‘Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.’

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for June 15, 2021

    ‘Everybody’s got a Reggie story.’

    Reggie Jackson

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure!

      A. Oh, Goody

      B. Haha, nice

      D. Apparently

  8. Tigres says:
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    Grey! I’ve got Darvish, Woodruff and Burnes and all three slated to start @COL this week. Gotta just roll with them, right?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Yes.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Coors is obviously a downer, but you start your studs, even in Colorado.

      • hot corner says:
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        Not to mention that the Rox are just not a good baseball team.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  9. Pujols should be Home says:
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    Please rank ROS for someone that is really struggling to find a 2nd basement in OBP league: Lourdes, Obdubel, Villar, Escobar, Moustakas. Thanks.

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Moose (if/when healthy), Lourdes, Villar, Escobar, Odubel

    • Cram It says:
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      Agree W/BTE

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

      • Pujols should be Home says:
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        Is Segura better than all the others?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not especially

  10. JakeTPE says:
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    Hello Grey and my Razzball brethren,

    Anybody have Ryan Thompson (RP, TB)? No? Well, he’s been really good lately.

    Anyway, he was denied a W last night by some “official scorer” who deemed J.P. Fire-and-Ice-Son’s 2 IP to be more “worthy” of the W than Thompson’s 1 IP (0 ER, 1 H, 1 W).

    What grinds my gears is that Thompson followed Glasnow (4 IP) so he *should* have been the pitcher of record, no? So, we can just take W’s away from guys and then give them to someone else? Is that what we’re doing? Looks like it!

    Sorry. Not really a question here. Just if anybody has Thompson we can commiserate. Or if there are any stories of when an “official scorer” cost you a W or other stat, I’m here gnashing my teeth (and listening). TIA.

    Oh, and great recap per usual, Grey!

    Jake

    • JakeTPE says:
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      *Thompson’s 1 IP (0 ER, 1 H, 1 BB) (damnit I must really want him to get the W lol…)

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      I have Thompson in a 6×6 with Saves and Holds separately. I picked him up relatively early and have just held on all year. He has been under the radar solid as far as middle relievers/set up guys go.

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Yeah, he’s been very solid and kind of buried in the Rays bullpen.

        You could have used that win then (or a hold), right? What gives?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I hadn’t noticed tbh…Is that what happened? You rarely see a scorer just not giving it to the pitcher who pitches the 5th…Who emboldened that guy

      • JakeTPE says:
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        Hi Grey!

        Ha! That’s what happened as far as I can ascertain…

        Maybe the official scorer has Feyereisen on his fantasy team? I dunno….

        (Full disclosure, I have him too in one league but would rather he notched the hold and Thompson got the W rather than the latter be shut out!)

        I’ll get over it but it was WEIRD!

        Thanks and have a good one!

      • VinWins

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        It is how scorers are supposed to operate, but most can’t be bothered to make the determination who deserves the win. Probably because someone will always disagree with their reasoning.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I know, it’s just so surprising when someone does it

  11. Dave D says:
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    Haha, well I DID start Gomber in the only league I own him. But before you go thinking I’m a genius, I started Bundy in the same league. Gomber has been great at home, and has given everyone no reason to not start him. Bundy, on the other hand, makes me wonder why the hell I was expecting the 2020 pitcher when it’s clear he IS the same guy now who stunk in BAL for years. Dump and run.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice! Braver than I

  12. Jeffe says:
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    Injuries are just insane at the moment. Thanks for the write up, Grey! Lost Benintendi, which sucks. Replacement options are Bryan Reynolds, Avisail Garcia, Yastrzemski or Chapman? Can move guys around to fill in at Util. Still kicking tires for a 2B. Who do you like out of Jean Segura, Schoop, Wendle or Cavan Biggio? Thanks!

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      he probably would’ve said reynolds over tendi before injured, could be wrong.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem — Reynolds

      • Jeffe says:
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        What about 2B? Got Cavan back last night, so he can play all over, but what do you think about Segura or Schoop? Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs…Schoop

          • Jeffe says:
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            Just overall production. I know Segura is better at average and runs and maybe bags and is in a better lineup. Schoop offers more power. Wish Turner would get back to stealing some bases. Hurting in SB.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Segura

  13. call me el jefe says:
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    Sonavabench on Eovaldi here too! See Toronto coming into town, run for cover…..Get confidence in Eovaldi, start him, and its a 5 IP 5 ER start.
    Watching Vladimir last night, he simply just looked confident on the mound.

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Did Vladdy pitch last night?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Sorry wrong Vlad lol…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I hear ya

  14. bigbear says:
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    Bieber and the other spin doctors can’t be wrong. I think it’s a break to distance themselves and have plausible deniability when they Havel less spin.

  15. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Need a bat for a complete active lineup, and I will be picking up Moustakis (he’ll be a wasted roster spot for a few days until he gets activated).

    My possible drop will need to be an SP. Keep Bassit or Minor?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Keep Bassitt.

      • hot corner says:
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        Bassitt has been a Top 25 SP this year. Can’t drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  16. molina bros bbq says:
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    Benched Eovaldi too. Staring at JoMont on my bench with squinty eyes…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, exactly

  17. William Hung says:
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    Lol this is getting ridiculous – after dropping Chapman for India then picking Chapman back up, is it now time to drop Vazquez to pick Kelly back up if this is a sign of another hot streak?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

      • William Hung says:
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        Sometimes I like going back to the preseason position rankings – didn’t realize Vazquez was the #4 catcher… hopefully he turns it on with that motivation

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Long season…He’s in a good place to be productive

          • William Hung says:
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            Just not tonight… you see Gary Sanchez isn’t striking out every AB lately? Anything to see there?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I did notice that just now…

  18. Brett says:
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    Dom Smith or Eddie Rosario?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dom

  19. Brett says:
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    Grey,

    11 team daily league. 6×6 with holds and OPS. I’m holding Brujan (currently have Schoop at 2b). Here is my current relievers: Clase, Diego Castillo, Reyes, Romano. Would you hold Brujan for another week or two. When he is up I’d cut Schoop for a reliever to help me in holds or would you cut Brujan for a reliever to help me in holds now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cut Brujan

  20. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    t.may’s been taken out of leverage, some of the time by loup, others lugo. tonight may’s in there with 5 run league in 7th allows 2 HR’s. loup came in for the hold after. after drafting may in most holds leagues (which most of my leagues are) i’ve lately in the last weekish dropped for somebody else, except here, NL only 10 team h2h with holds and saves sold separately and 4 RP slots. i have may, chafin, kimbrel, d-will (was dropped at the worst time to drop him, he’s been fine since then, esp since feyer traded to TB, he’s now the bar none 8th inning like last year)

    options over may: loup, givens (appears 2nd in line, but might be…), estevez, rainey (been fine since the 8th and hudson’s out, for sure tonight got the 8th in 1 run hold, did good), crick (PIT doesn’t tend to get holds, but he’s the guy if they do in the 8th), coonrod (alvarado’s also been very bad, getting very ERA lucky, and depthcharts have this dude ahead of brogdon), bender/bleier (both have done well but not 8th inning guys, mostly behind bass and floro)

    • Cram It says:
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      What’s more mundane, catcher questions, or MR holds questions? Discuss amongst yourselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Coonrod’s been great

  21. Eaton garbage says:
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    Eaton worth holding?

    • eaton garbage says:
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      Aquino over Eaton in an OBP league? Not like Eaton is an OBP machine anymore… thank you as always for your help kind sir.

      • Eaton Yarbage says:
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        Already ditched Eaton for the Yarbs, thanks though!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

  22. Kcc26 says:
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    12 team mixed league, H2H

    My OF and SP:

    Acuña
    Verdugo
    Haniger
    Pham
    Upton

    Woodruff
    Darvish
    Rogers
    Framber
    Kikuchi
    Maeda
    Hendricks
    Paddack
    Yarborough
    Gallen (IL)

    Do you see a good OF/SP pairing to offer for Teoscar Hernandez?
    Haniger/paddack? Something like that?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Haniger/Paddack

  23. Some guy says:
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    Who’d the Cardinals get for Gomber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Some guy

  24. cable says:
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    Paulie May Have Moved Slow, But It Was Only Because Paulie Didn’t Have To Move For Anybody.”

    12 teamh/h points redraft….

    with all the Aces taking a hit why do I get the feeling the Ace for the Mets start this week isnt going to go well

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, betting against deGrom? Meh

    • Chucky says:
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      What the FBI could never understand……it’s like a police department for wise guys.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

  25. Jay says:
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    Morning

    Is Eloy worth a stash over Brujan? Do you think he comes back late July/early August or late August?

    Would you be looking to trade Bieber with the shoulder news or just hold tight and hope its not serious?

    Thanks

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Nothing definite on either Bujan or Eloy as to when they actually play……at this point I think I would stick with Brujan…..any set back for eloy and he doesnt play this year.

      You’re not going to get value for Bieber right now…..so unless you are getting full value, or at least 99 cents on the dollar, I’m not dealing Biebs right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Morning — Agree with B

  26. Jogon says:
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    Hey,

    Quick one :

    Luzardo was dropped in my dynasty league , is he a good pickup if I have a RP spot ?
    Thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      Sure, in a dynasty, if you have an open spot.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  27. LOLmets says:
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    taking Pete alonso over vlad jr makes me sick. vlad was a huge miss. just saw you had him ranked 7th for 1b this season, behind dj lemahieu. thats not going to pay the bills sir.

    • Cram It says:
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      It’s therapeutic to blame others, ain’t it?

      • Gary Z says:
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        Lol, right? smh

    • Michael b says:
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      Who won the homerun derby though? When those two went toe to toe?

    • molina bros bbq says:
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      Nobody bats 1.000.

    • JDB says:
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      Nobody was predicting this big of a breakout you moron. Most people would have taken Alonso over Vlad given the choice.

    • The Harrow says:
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      wasn’t there ADP’s right close, so this wasn’t some huge whiff move here. i know i didn’t draft dj left the mountain anywhere, no matter what some rankings or ADP said though. that’s just me.

  28. Jon says:
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    I need to drop one of Miley, Brubaker, Keuchel, or Heaney (to activate McCullers). Who’s the odd man out?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d look at their upcoming matchups…

  29. eballs says:
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    Rank the top 3 (points league)

    Lourdes
    Schwarber
    Nate Lowe
    Wisdom
    ODB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes, Schwarber, Wisdom

  30. Five-on-One says:
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    Please rank Andujar, Aquino, Odubel and Hampton.
    Thanks.

    • Michael b says:
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      II’m not grey so I dont have spiritual powers but I’d say:
      1. Hampton
      2. Odubel
      3. Andujar
      4. Aquino
      (Aquino is almost guaranteed to not play regularly and if he does he’ll probably still be splitting time with naquin)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Andujar, flip a coin, Hampson

  31. Robert says:
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    Drop Myers for Votto?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  32. eballs says:
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    Two parter here

    So does Cole Irvin not suck anymore or has it been good luck?

    Also are you back in on Al Wood or was this one good start?

    • Cram It says:
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      I think Grey tagged Irvin a mediOaker.

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Irvin is a textbook mediOAKer. Let’s be clear though, that’s not such a terrible thing. Usually means streamable at home and in favorable road match ups. Not necessarily a hold in shallow leagues. His change up is pretty darn good. But he’s still benefiting from the first tour around the league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others — As I say in this post, I own Wood

  33. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Damn right about that Eovaldi sonofabench… sheeeeeeesh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, ugh

  34. ray says:
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    Man, that Votto for Happ trade that I pulled off last week is looking genius…what a steal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, ray!

  35. steve stevenson says:
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    NL-only ROS, Corbin or Kim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin

  36. trick dad says:
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    sorry to have to do this……
    drop y. mercedes for murphy at C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  37. Hyun-Jin & Juice says:
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    12 team, 5×5 roto

    My OF is a mess due to injuries. My team in general is a bit light in speed. I’ve been trying to play hot schmotato and/or catch lightning in a bottle with my pickups. Would you make any swaps?

    C- Hasse
    1B- Olson
    2B- Villar
    3B- Devers
    SS- Story
    OF- Amed Rosario
    OF- Olivares
    OF- Aquino
    UTIL – Bogaerts
    BN – Laureano (IL), Bellinger (IL?), Muncy (IL), Conforto (IL)

    Waiver Wire – Eddie Rosario, Santander, Grossman, Soler, Schwarber

    • Michael B says:
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      Obviously I’m not grey but, aquino? Isnt he arguably even going to play in mlb? He had a hot start at first and they found holes in his swing and he fell apart massively, then he hurt himself in minors, and now he might be a backup outfielder? Or a decent person to pinch hit in certain situations, from my understanding he’ll at best split outfield time with tyler naquin, some of those waiver players are full time and probably consistently better than aquino unless aquino actually stays like his former self which I doubt he can or will. Hope this is somewhat helpful, you might have picked him up for a better reason than I’m aware of or maybe you know something I dont (like I said I’m not grey so I have no omniscient beings knowledge of baseball)

    • Cram It says:
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      I’d take any 3 of those OFs on the wire over all 3 of the ones you currently have.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schwarber over Aquino….Santander over Olivares

  38. Shopgurrrl says:
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    Drop Gonsolin for Taijuan in 12-team? (K, ERA, WHIP, W, QS)

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      I would

    • Cram It says:
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      Oh yeah.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  39. Blarp says:
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    Yahoo 12 team league (6×6 with OPS and QS), 3 OF + 2 Util situation. With that layout I’m overloaded on OF (Yelich, Grisham, Verdugo, Upton, Garcia, Laureano coming off IL soon I hope, and Nelson Cruz taking a Util slot). I’m 2nd in standings: R/SB are good, AVG/RBI/HR are middling, OPS is bad. I’m good in all pitching cats except QS, where I am not good. Adolis is generally on the bench these days and then I play the hot hand a bit. The general question is, is it worth trying to trade him, or someone else? It feels like maybe I should hold Adolis to play in matchups where I might pick up counting stats to help my hitting, but at the same time, I might be able to turn him now for an SP in a trade targeting QS. So the options then are:

    a) Hold

    b) Try a trade of my Garcia for one of the following, some of whom would be way out of league for this (this person needs hitting and has lots of QS): McCullers, Walker, Kikuchi, Hill, DeSclafani, Rogers, Woodruff

    c) Trade someone else for something else

    d) Dance party

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dance party always, otherwise Adolis for Woodruff, Rogers or Taijuan, that order

      • Blarp says:
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        Forgot to mention Buehler is also there, based on this I’d guess he would be after Woodruff in priority?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  40. Michael B says:
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    I have a few more outfielders than needed and I’m not sure who to play for today’s games, either have to bench a better player who might be in a cold streak, or a worse player who’s on a big hot streak. Here are my outfielders
    OF: mike yastrzemsk ( against arizona in giants stadium) adolis garcia (at Astros stadium) robbie grossman (in Kansas city) amed rosario (in Cleveland against Baltimore) dylan moore (in Seattle against the twins)
    Benched outfielders: Mark Canha (in oakland against Angels) and odubel Herrera ( in dodgers stadium )
    1. Given this info do you think anyone on my bench should be moved into my lineup for today?
    2. In pitching I have a ton of pitchers going L. Castillo ( in mil) hyun jin ryu (vs yankees) patrick corbin (vs Pittsburg ) trevor Rogers (at cardinals ) frankie montas (in Oakland vs angels) currently I’m playing all of them, are any risky or bad ideas?
    3. I dropped austin hays for schoop instead of india, thought I could use some more power instead of speed since I have some speedy guys already, is india better than schoop in ways other than speed? And should I have picked india instead because hes just flat out better

    • Michael B says:
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      India was picked up so hes not a pickup option anymore, but now wil Myers is available for some reason. I’ll probably submit a claim to pick him up for Herrera or something

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Wait to see today’s lineup in five hours

      2. I’d start them all and pray Castillo is ok

      3. Better for AVG, runs and SBs

      • Michael b says:
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        I kinda feel like trading for conforto, who are some players that would be a reasonable trade for conforto, also do I even need what he would produce on my team?
        C: yermin mercedes
        1b: josh bell
        2b: cavan biggio
        3b: justin turner
        Ss: trevor story
        2b/Ss: jonathan schoop
        1b/3b: kebryan hayes
        Of: yastrzemski, adolis, grossman, amed rosario, dylan moore
        Utility: Freddie freeman
        Bench: canha, odubel, gregorius (il) kepler (il)
        Sp: luis castillo, ryu, corbin, trevor Rogers, ray, montas, kershaw, ian Anderson
        RP: diego castillo , liam Hendriks
        1. Would anyone on my team be a fair trade for conforto and would it be worth it for my team
        2. Is my team good right now in your opinion? what is my team lacking in do you think? What kind of player should I trade for if not conforto that would bennifit my team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Corbin? Montas? Ray?

  41. Murph says:
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    Hi Grey
    1 Kiriloff or Votto for CI?
    2 Andujar or Jake Fraley for a hot bat?
    Thanks

    • fausto

      fausto says:
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      Kirilloff if it’s a keeper votto if it’s not.
      Andujar if you need power fraley if you need speed.

    • Cram It says:
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      What Fausto said.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with others

  42. wudaben says:
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    Where was Eloy in your original preseason rankings?

  43. When is John Stearns coming back? says:
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    I have Molina. Kelly is on wire.
    I am not dropping Molina to pick up Kelly.
    That is all.

    • When is John Stearns coming back? says:
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      Right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go with Kelly

  44. Howie says:
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    Hey Grey,

    If you had to roll with one of these struggling arms the rest of the year which would it be: Bundy, E. Rodriguez, Corbin? Or would you stash Sixto? It is a keeper league. Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      Stashing Sixto implies you don’t need to run a starter out there every turn, so I’d rather not be forced to start one of those ROS and stash Sixto for keeper purposes.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

    • captain obvious says:
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      Bundy even being mentioned still is pretty funny.

  45. luvdarooks says:
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    Do you like Edward Olivarez ahead of Josh Rojas or Ian Happ in a 6×6 doubles/triples OBP League ?
    could use the stolen bases and I am thinking of dropping Gonsolin or one of those hitters for him.
    Hold – or drop someone ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not ahead of them

  46. Chris says:
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    I gasped for a moment, and then realized that Arozarena has not actually hit 15 HRs.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Did I typo?

  47. Umpy70 says:
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    Gray, i got a tough dilemma. H2H, my team is top 3 in a 12 teamer, and i have wando in my NA slot (keeper league). With the late call up he will be 1 buck for me next year.

    Would you move him for sp cole AND sp nola (both being too expensive for me to keep any of them and just rentals)

    its a big haul from my end i know and makes me the best team on paper, but with the nature of H2H and wando being what he could be (i could keep him for like 7 years at an affordable price) WOULD YOU DO IT!

    or maybe wait it out a bit to see how their spin rates data….

    • Cram It says:
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      If you want to want to win this year and it puts you over the top, I’d do it. You know the construction of the rest of your team.

      • Umpy70 says:
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        its such a tough call…got tatis, soto, bellinger, arozerna, winker…all the pieces are there, but ive been screwed over in H2H before, then again, these guys are getting more expensive for me to keep every year i hold on to them, so maybe just push all in….keeping him makes my window longer though.

        • Cram It says:
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          True, H2H is a crapshoot in the playoffs anyway.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram, but I’d try to win this year above all else

  48. citizen5 says:
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    Arozz Arena, LOL

    1. Pick one OF for OPS + HRs that plays every day?
    Fraley, Duvall, Pederson, McCutchen, Lord Gurriel, Andujar

    2. ROS? Drop C. Vasquez for Stassi?

    3. Thank you in advance…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lourdes
      2. Hold

      No problem

  49. Mike says:
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    Please rank for ROS in redraft:
    Schwarber
    Guerriel Jr
    Santander
    Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes, Santander, Schwarber

  50. Mike says:
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    Please rank for ROS in redraft:
    Schwarber
    Guerriel Jr
    Santander
    Grichuk

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes, Santander, Schwarber

  51. Coconut Willie says:
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    Old guy rook here…

    1. Is Carson Kelly waking up enough to go back and grab him and drop Haase?

    2. Are the Diamondbacks awake enough to play him more?

    Uff Da

    Thanks for your work

    • Cram It says:
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      Haase had his 15 minutes. I’d want Kelly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  52. Phil says:
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    I was just offered Albies and Arozarena for Winker and India. It is a 6×6 roto league, and OPS is a cat (so Winker is a tad bit more valuable). I need a 2B badly and I need help in steals. I have Juan Soto, Yelich, Tapia and Franmil Reyes (still IL’d) for my OF. Thoughts? Would you pull the trigger for this deal or not?

    • Phil says:
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      Also, in case this is helpful, I have Olson at 1B , Lindor at SS and my 3B is kind of garbage and I rotate between Wisdom, Donaldson, Ian Happ and Solak (the last two not as much recently), along with my OF of Soto, Yelich, Tapia and Franmil when he returns.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Albies

  53. Justin Ralph says:
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    First off, I have to warn you that this is going to be a terrible question to deal with. Its a 16 team points league with 26 man rosters so waivers are thin. Especially for pitching. Thanks to you Grey, I’m in first and have a great pitching staff with Woodruff, Gausman, Rodon, DeSclafani, Pablo Lopez, Means and Framber Valdez.

    I’ve been offered Acuna and Ketel Marte for my Gausman and Means. Of course I want to jump at that and say yes, but I am fearful it leaves my staff too thin. Our scoring is two periods each week and we can only start three pitchers in each segment. Because of that I do end up missing out on good starts sometimes but it will suck to be thin at pitching in this league.

    What would you do Grey?

    • Jr says:
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      I’m not Gray, but I’d make that trade in a heartbeat. Take Acuña/Ketel, start woodruff, Rodon and Framber for now (Pablo and desclafani are great to sub in if needed) and either pick up a Hunter Greene/Nate Pearson type prospect who might come up soon, or buy low on an injured or struggling starter if needed. I have Gausman and Means on all of my teams (thanks Grey!) and I’d trade them both straight up for Acuna…

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks for the response Jr. Great feedback and both Greene and Pearson are available.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Acuna side

  54. Jr says:
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    In a dynasty league, is strasburg a good buy low? I can probably get him extremely cheap (maybe for Jameson Taillon). I’m not in contention this year, so entirely for next year.

    • Cram It says:
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      No, but if you’re getting him for nothing, it’s whatever.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Cram

  55. Justin Ralph says:
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    Grey I’m also wondering if you are rushing out to add Eloy in leagues with limited moves?

    • Keeks says:
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      I am seeing August is still target to return. Id be adding only if I am comfortably at the top of the league and have been lucky with injuries so far or have a lot of open IL spaces.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I am not

  56. Keeks says:
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    Down bad with IL news Grey… Currently fielding a full lineup but my bench is all IL guys and rotation is getting thin.

    1-Alonso
    2-Jazz
    SS- Lindor
    3- Devers
    OF- O’Neill
    OF- Pham
    OF- Gallo
    UT- Yordan
    UT- Hayes

    SP- Lynn, Musgrove, Peralta, Manoah, Maeda

    Hurt players (6): Conforto, Sale, Gray, Alzolay, Muncy, Belli

    Only have 3 IL spots… I am in 3rd place, and it is a 12 team h2h league with daily lineups so I could survive maybe 1 or 2 weeks shorthanded but it is getting dicey.

    How patient would you be with holding on to my injured starters Sale, Gray and Alzolay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Forget Sale and Alzolay

      • Keeks says:
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        Gracias!!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          de nada

  57. fausto

    fausto says:
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    10tm redraft
    Kiriloff or mountcastle?
    Drop Gonsolin for Jake Mcgee? Current “closers” are W.Smith Yimi, and Romano.

    16 tm Keeper trades which order would you offer these?
    A. L.Lynn($21) for C.Mullins($4)
    B. L.Lynn($21) For T.Turner($29)
    C. L.lynn($21)/C.Santana($12) for Merrifield($25)/Kiriloff($4).
    Desperate for R/SB/AVG. After losing ozuna, K.Lewis, and L.Robert.
    I have Brujan stashed for $2 assuming he plays at some point soon. Wait it out or make one of these moves?
    Much “appreesh”…(attempts to dodge 1,394 punches)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kirilloff

      Yes, McGee

      Mullins
      Trea
      Whit

      Trea, Mullins, Whit, that order

  58. Dan says:
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    14t H2H points

    Trade Realmuto for Blackmon?

    If yes – Replacement catchers on wire: Stassi, Haase, Mccann. (Thinking stassi is the pickup?)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

      Stassi

  59. Kcc26 says:
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    Concerned at all about Harper or would you buy?

    Harper or teoscar ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Concerned…Teoscar

  60. Tom says:
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    Can make a deal for Ian Anderson. Which player do I send back (the team that has Anderson doesn’t care who I send)? Strasburg or Carrasco?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Carrasco

  61. Yaz Mantle says:
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    12-team, h2h.

    i have darvish, robbie ray and charlie morton.

    i also have Manaea, Eovaldi, Kikuchi, Patrick sandoval, corbin. who, of these are to just be considered streamers?

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Manaea looks very good to me. I think you can put him on the legit list.

      I’ve also mentioned Sandoval here, but he’s stuck in that 6 man Angels rotation. I do think he’s a guy worth keeping an eye on. Stuff looks good.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Corbin’s the worst, Sandoval next

  62. jah says:
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    10-team h2h points league (W’s get 10 points!). I just need to choose 3 of the following starts this week:

    McCullers (+14.8 on SON) vs TEX/Gibson -16.4 (McCullers on a pitch count, threw 64 pitches in latest ehab start)
    McClanahan +1.3 @ CHW/Keuchel -4.9
    Hendricks +8.9 @ NYM/Stroman +14.5
    Wood +3.0 vs. PHI/Nola +11.4
    Domingo -3.3 vs. OAK/Bassitt -6.4
    McClanahan [email protected] SEA/Gonzalez +4.2
    McCullers +12.0 vs. CHW/Keuchel -23.3

    Which 3 of these starts do i roll with this week?

    • jah says:
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      Davidson -8.3 v BOS/E-Rod +2.8
      Davison -8.7 vs STL/Kim -10.4

      are two options i forgot to include but i dont think that changes your answer

      • Thundershoe says:
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        Is SON just wonky on Davidson or are his starts that bad?

        My start options are limited with a couple of injuries, so it’s looking like I’ll have to start Davidson vs BOS and vs STL. I do have McClan but was thinking @CHW would be worse compared to both of Davidson’s starts. Would you roll out McClan @CHW over either of Davidson’s starts?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those don’t sound like great starts — Red Sox are a top 5 hitting team

          I wouldn’t touch any of them

          • Thundershoe says:
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            Yah, in a tough H2H matchup this week and in a bind due to injuries (e.g. the Biebs), so having to weigh whether to roll the dice with some starts. I could try to finagle my roster to pick up Patrick Sandoval vs DET and/or Dunning vs MIN off the waiver wire. Do you like those starts better than than Davidson vs BOS/STL and McClan @CHW?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Sandoval

  63. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Daz or Zimmer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Daz

  64. jah says:
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    I got burned this last week by ESPN projecting Alex Wood to start over the weekend when he got pushed back to this week’s matchup, and I ended up not maxing-out my allowable SP’s in my points league. What do you think are the most accurate resources for projected starters?

    • The Harrow says:
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      rosterresource (now owned by fangraphs), pretty certain rudy updates from that (there’s a lag sometimes, not long). also can check espn schedules team by team or day by day.

  65. jah says:
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    EverywhereBlair has McClanahan high up on his top 100 list, SON seems to like his starts. He’s obviously talented. But he rarely qualifies for W’s. Worth holding onto in a 10-team points league?

    How do you rank ROS: McClanahan, Odorizzi, Domingo German, Alex Wood

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wood……Odorizzi

  66. Chud says:
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    Can’t believe I’m asking this but ARiley or Bregman ROS 5×5 roto.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bregman

  67. frankgrimes says:
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    Too early 2022 top ten :

    Acuna
    Tatis
    Trout
    Vlad
    Ohtani
    Ramirez
    Betts
    Trea
    Bichette
    Soto

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      No deGrom?

      …Grimey, as he liked to be called

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette higher, methinks

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I don’t think Trout will be at 3. He was lower than that this year and I don’t there’s much to suggest he goes back up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I just mentioned Bichette bc he jumped out…Trout will be lower…Can’t play 100-110 games every year and get that high anymore

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            Plus the steals are lost and gone forever it appears.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, exactly…

              • FrankGrimes says:
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                So you thinks trout only plays 100 games next year?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Meh, I’m just saying, as of right now, Trout’s too high there

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    ***Updated Too early 2022 top 12 :

                    Acuna
                    Tatis
                    Jesus Sanchez
                    Vlad
                    Ohtani
                    Bichette
                    Ramirez
                    Betts
                    Trea
                    Soto
                    Degrom
                    Trout

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Perfect! Haha

                  • frankgrimes says:
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                    Does Mish text you directly or do you find out like all us regular shmucks? Haha

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      He DM’d me

    • Chucky says:
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      Betts at #7? Mookie looks like a poor man’s Robbie Grossman. Can’t believe I said that? Go do the math!

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Come at me in September ha
        Betts prolly should be higher.

  68. OaktownSteve says:
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    The MLB Closed Captioning twitter account is giggly funny like madlibs when you’re a kid.

    On a related a related note “Aguilar The Planet Heidi” is now a thing in my personal catalog of stuff I say to myself.

    Baseball question: Do I have to pick up Drew Steckenrider now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, indeed!

      Why would you have to pick him up?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Because I feel compelled to grab everybody who gets a save. It’s a sickness.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha — I’ve given up on the M’s saves in most leagues, tho I sadly have Montero in a league or two

          • OaktownSteve says:
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            I have Montero in a DC and not being able to cut him is like an unscratchable itch.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha, damn

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Reminds me of looking at Amir Garrett on non-cuttable teams

  69. Kelley Hayes says:
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    Please rank ros h2h. Gallo, Adolis, Conforto, Pham, Upton Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Adolis, Conforto, Upton

  70. Chris says:
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    12 Team QS league. Dropping Gonsolin there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      yes

  71. Nose Picking Joe Torre says:
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    Would u throw or bench McCullers tonite against Texas, first game back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start

  72. Lucky Dog says:
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    Re: Maaeda, I watched every pitch of his outing. He got squeezed hard. Struck out the 1st batter he faced on 4 pitches, 3 of them nasty. Next batter strike 3 was called ball 4. It was on the outside corner and high, but it gets called a strike 99/100 times. Not this ump. Then Seager comes up & now knowing nothing remotely close is going to get called a strike just stands there and watches several pitches for another BB. They were the same sliders that dropped out of the zone, pitches that netted a bunch of swinging strikes later in the game.

    Maeda’s stuff/control was not as bad as the box score would indicate is all I’m saying here. He got completely jobbed by that home plate umpire. It’s hard for a dude who lives on the corners & getting batter to chase to make a living with that bullshiz going on.

    Re: Eloy, someone picked him up in my league yesterday. I can’t see him becoming relevant this year, but if he does imma be pissed since dude gave me nothing then got hurt.

    Re: Cheddy Mully, we need to get a campaign going. Maybe Smashmouth would show up & play their greatest hit? Not like they have anything else going on these days.

    • Lucky Dog says:
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      Ps – I’m facing the Chris Taylor team this week. Since he was my pre-season “4th MI, 27/30 round pick utility guy f it drop” boner of 2021, guaranteed he goes bananas this week. The fantasy baseball gods are a vindictive bunch.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha, seriously

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s good, I didn’t watch….Haha, Smashmouth!

  73. MJP says:
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    Would you rather have

    (A) Arozena and Chris Taylor

    or

    (B) Merrifield and Lux

    Is it close?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randy

  74. Dave Funnell says:
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    How would you rank these 2B eligible players for ROS for this year and possibly for next in an Otteneu pts league:

    Arraez
    Cesar
    India
    Fletcher
    Schoop
    Wong
    Hiura

    I listed them how I would rank them. While power plays well in this league, hitting singles and doubles nets a ton of points as well, and I feel like the top four that I listed there for sure can do that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India, Fletcher, Cesar, Arraez

    • The Harrow says:
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      hiura and guys like him are instant death in those points leagues that mimic WAR usually. schoop also has a lot of K’s. fletcher types (and arraez types) go up in value.

  75. Cohen says:
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    Grey please pick one?

    Irvin home vs Angels
    Kikuchi home vs Rays
    Cobb home vs Tigers
    Paddack home vs Reds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kikuchi

  76. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Pick up Joc or Mountcastle for a bench bat? 12-team H2H with OBP.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Joc

  77. Brett says:
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    For holds Lugo or Victor Gonzalez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Victor

  78. Cohen says:
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    Fairbanks or Staumont saves spec?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Staumont

  79. robbo says:
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    What would you do with Brujan if you didn’t have an NA spot and a shorter bench? I’ve held for about three weeks now but should I just cut my losses and pick up a hot bat or streamer at this point? I know no one has any idea he could be up tomorrow which will probably happen if I drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly drop him

  80. Will says:
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    At this point I believe Baldelli has been told not to play Buxton b/c they are trying to trade him. Over the weekend in St Paul he goes 5 for 10 with 2 home runs, 7 RBI and a triple, but he’s suddenly not ready to play for the Twins? Read the article about him in the MSP paper, you can tell he’s extremely frustrated w/ Baldelli not playing him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, I just don’t think he’s actually 100% healthy…

      • Will says:
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        Which begs the question what do the Twins do with a guy like that who is brilliant for 3 weeks at a time then hits the DL? You can’t sign him to a long term deal, right? He’s a FA after the 2022 season so maybe sending him to the Mets for prospects makes the most sense for the Twins right now?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doubt they trade him now…Maybe this offseason or before deadline next year

      • Will says:
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        Saw that. Just don’t know what to believe anymore…

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Seems strange that it would be Baldelli’s call and not the GM, no? He’d be a very interesting trade piece. He’s a FA at the end of this season so it’s a half year rental. There are a bunch of teams that need OF help, but how much do they really get for half a season of a guy who can’t stay on the field? I suppose if they don’t intend to resign him, there’s no downside in moving him, maybe?

      • Will says:
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        He’s actually not a FA until the end of next season due to the Twins keeping him down in AAA at the end of the 2018 season to buy another year of control. He was on a rehab assignment and could have been activated for the last couple of weeks of the season but they kept him there even though the AAA season had ended. Article talks about that being another reason he’s mad at the Twins mgmt.

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          Ah so. What’s sad is that I read his contract page correctly, but I forgot what year it is now. Old age is such a graceful spiral.

  81. Grey

    Grey says:
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    JESUS SANCHEZ IS BEING CALLED UP*******

    • Will says:
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      Speaking of outfielders raking at AAA, do you see Jo Adell being called up anytime soon? He’s cooled off lately but still has 15 home runs in 33 games. That 64% contact rate and 34% strikeout rate though…..

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Adell looks like he might hit .200

        • Will says:
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          So you’re saying he’s gonna get better? LOL

          (.161 BA last season in MLB)

          Guess I need to drop him and move on. Only issue is he’s a freebie in a keep forever league which is why I’ve been stashing him.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Nah, you can hold him, if you have room…Just saying he could struggle to hit for AVG

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      Got heem in the RCL. Miracle of miracles.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Nice!

      • hot corner says:
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        You beat me to him by about 3 minutes. Damn work always getting in the way.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

        • OaktownSteve says:
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          I’m in the middle of a sales tax audit and I’m combing through paper and making spreadsheets all day so I’m alt-tabbing to razzball and other baseball shizz like a mofo’r to try to stave off the boredom.

          • hot corner says:
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            That sounds like me everyday doing analysis in the financial markets.

            • William Hung says:
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              I thought analysis in the financial markets these days consisted of refreshing /WSB on reddit and calling everyone apes and dumbasses

    • JDB says:
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      Thanks for the heads up!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        No problem

    • Michael b says:
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      Should I pick him up? not sure who I would drop, Herrera, schoop, or amed rosario probably. How good is he? And will he be playing every day?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lose ODB

        • Michael b says:
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          I dropped odubel, sure hope your right about this, guys getting called up today and im not sure if he’ll get lots of playing time, could you clear that up?
          1. How close to a sure thing is this guy? (Cause I know theres never really a sure thing, I held on to kelenic waiting for his call up for like a month)
          2. Is he going to get playing time? I’ve heard rumors of a starling marte trade which would possibly just put sanchez in his spot if he proves himself. But until then will I have to wait for this guy to get consistent playing time? (I have extra outfielders but I really would like for losing odubel to pay off and not be a loss for me.)

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            1. Doesn’t matter, we know Odubel isn’t anything special

            2. Hopefully

            • Cuna says:
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              Jesus or Dylan Moore?

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Sanchez

  82. toolshed says:
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    Castillo on the bump today. Are you using him in a 10 team roto with an innings cap? He has looked better over his last two starts. His last start had a 45 minute rain delay and a RP allowed 2 inherited to runners to score so he was charged with 3 er over 5+ ip.

    It is good that Castillo seems to be improving but there is more bad news coming for him. The “slick” fielding Suarez is reportedly shifting back to SS once Moose returns. Castillo is responsible for most of his poor results for a variety of reasons: can’t locate, lower velocity, lack of K, etc., but Suarez has probably added at least a full run to his era if not more.

  83. OaktownSteve says:
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    Your Amir Garrett thing above made me wonder if there was ever a player with the nickname Tootie who played in the league. There might have been but I got side tracked by another story.

    I knew that in 1975 Bob Watson scored baseball’s one millionth run and that he won a million tootsie rolls as a prize. What I did know is that the players were all being updated as to the status of the millionth run derby and both Watson and Davey Concepcion sprinted to home plate from the dugout for their ABs, both homered and both went into a full sprint around the bases. Watson was ruled to have scored about 4 seconds in front of Concepcion.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Really? That’s wild! Never heard that before…Before big contracts, players were running hard for candy!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        There was 10Gs in the pot too. Enough to avoid the off season job at the beer bottling plant.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Wow, seriously? That’s amazing

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Ha nice

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        What do you think a guy does with a million tootsie rolls? Up in a bar with the ladies saying, “You wanna see what a million tootsie rolls looks like, baby?”

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahaha, it is so wild — should get one of those 30 for 30 shorts

  84. ray says:
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    Jesus Sanchez coming up..good call, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed!

  85. William Hung says:
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    McNeil is probably coming back by the weekend. How would you rank McNeil, Villar, and India?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India, McNeil

      • William Hung says:
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        Hmm interesting… maybe i shouldn’t have been so quick to cut India then

  86. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Gross, I’m late to the party and everyone is wasted and pizza’s gone. I’m early on the Jesus after-party tho!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  87. Mike says:
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    Who is the better hold ROS in redraf, Luis garcia or logan gilbert?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Luis

      • Mike says:
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        Same question for Gilbert and skubal

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gilbert

  88. Hankp says:
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    Grey – With Sanchez getting the call, which two do I keep ROS in a limited transaction 5×5 out of Sanchez, Renfroe, and Joc?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez, Renfroe

  89. ray says:
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    Grey,
    Any insight into which blue chip prospect is next?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jesus Sanchez

      • ray says:
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        Obviously after him…..

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, sorry…Adell?

          • ray says:
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            I’m sure Brujan will be up right after the 2022 Super two

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha, prolly

  90. Gregarious says:
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    Just traded Freddy Peralta and Rizzo for Bellinger….mistake or fair? Now have a buddy who wants to give me Bauer and Teoscar for Bellinger….i’m tempted…what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hopefully it works for you, it’s fair

  91. Jack says:
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    Please rank Jesus Sanchez, Upton, and Fraley. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton, Sanchez

  92. rhodyballer says:
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    What’s a decent Sanchez comp? Startable in a 12 teamer over Schwarber (when he cools off)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Power, could hit for better AVG than Schwarber

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Thx

      • William Hung says:
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        Based on the prospect grades, he looks an awful lot like Kyle Lewis

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Less speed

  93. mcstarrs says:
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    Dominic Smith, Alex Kirillof, or Will Myers ROS? 5×5 12 team looking for BA and Dingers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kirilloff

      • mcstarrs says:
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        Thank you sensai.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  94. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Yes, you had a typo. You wrote Arozarena hit his 15th home run, but left out “since September 5, 2020.” It was his 9th this season. Meadows hit his 15th, so you figured everyone did.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ah, oops, fixed

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Wishful thinking!

  95. Tito211 says:
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    Grey,
    12 team H2H keeper league.
    Would you trade Kyle Lewis for Rodon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  96. rhodyballer says:
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    Call me crazy, but would you start KeBryan over Story, Machado or Abreu?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  97. lindorphins says:
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    Would you rather have Swanson, A. Rosario, Olivares or Brujan as a last bench bat, assuming no real team needs in terms of particular stats or positions?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Swanson

  98. steve stevenson says:
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    AL-only keeper, Canning ($1) or Odorizzi ($13)? Care mostly about ROS as I’m in 2nd. No way Odorizzi would be kept under our rules, Canning not likely either unless he has a monster 2nd half.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning

  99. JB says:
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    Dynasty Roto
    6×6 obp/QS

    Your thoughts on sending Darvish for Olsen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

    • Jb says:
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      Bieber for Olsen or should i get more for him?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I’d take Olson

  100. Weird Fishes says:
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    Drop Vogelbach, Myers or Cron to activate Sanchez from NA? Or hold in NA for a few days until Yahoo forces me to make a move?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait a few days to see if Vogelbach stays hot

      • hondo says:
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        In a few days he’ll be in Coors.

  101. Jr says:
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    10 team h2h categories league that’s heavily weighed towards obp. Stats are HR, TB, BB, OBP, SLG, SB for hitters. Which side you like?

    Arozarena/Gausman for Yelich?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Randy

      • Jr says:
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        You have any concerns about Randy’s statcast numbers? XBA .230, XSLG .401. Or is it more so you’re down on Yelich?

        Appreciate the feedback!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yelich hasn’t been good in a long time

  102. CP says:
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    Drop dejong for jesus sanchez or hold?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  103. herschel says:
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    @Grey: apologies in advance for another jesus question, but sanches or sano in roto redraft?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly Sano, but I’d try Sanchez if shallow league

  104. hondo says:
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    I’m trying to figure out what SF is doing with Long.Are they stretching him out for the rotation?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe, not sure, maybe placeholder for Sanchez?

      • hondo says:
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        Sanchez is what I’m worrying about,was going to ask you if they might go to a 6 man rotation.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, I’m not sure

          • hondo says:
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            Yeah,that’s why I didn’t really want to ask,cause who knows?LOL

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

    • OaktownSteve says:
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      He’s Yarbing!

  105. takis12 says:
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    Grey,
    what 10 guys would you keep for next season?
    12 team keeper h2h league
    olson
    moncada
    Bo
    Betts
    ALvarez
    Tucker
    Adolis Garcia
    Jrod
    Durran
    Buhler
    Sixto
    CJ Abrams

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Way too early to ask

      • Takis12 says:
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        Sounds good. ( Copy Paste for 2022)

  106. Keeks says:
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    Jesus Sanchez get a bump up or down for OBP leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Down

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      sadly it’s rare to find prospect call ups that get a bump UP in OBP. and the ones that do (i.paredes DET just sent down was only up for candelairo going to a funeral or something) tend to not have upside on the power/speed. clearly the ones who MIGHT eventually be good at all of those things are ranked VERY highly (like kelenic). a lot of them are great athletes for the power/speed but they either never do or it takes them a long time to come into the hit tool . remember brinson? adell? neither years ago were super low ranked in hit tool, but obviously neither so far has improved it at all at the MLB level. kelenic so far either (obv his sample is the smallest)

  107. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Hey Grey –

    Cron or Mountcastle?

    Olivares or Solak?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cron

      Solak

  108. Alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    I have had Jarren Duran taking up a bench spot for over a month.
    A would you drop him for Sanchez
    B how do you compare them in terms of HR and steals.
    C you think Duran call up is around the corner
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Sanchez

      • Alps says:
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        All things being equal
        You see them basically putting up the same stats

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Not at all

          • Alps says:
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            Sorry to beat a dead horse here
            If I am looking for HR’s and SB’s
            Who would be the better pick
            Thanks

            • Cram It says:
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              Have you tried looking at their career minor league stats?

            • Cram It says:
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              Either way, Sanchez is playing, Duran is not. Duran isn’t helping you with either at this juncture.

              • Alps says:
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                Point well taken

                • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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                  only point on duran over jesus would be the speed, which is hard to find. i lately dropped duran for jesus (seeing the AAA stats), when i say lately i mean like 2-3 weeks ago. i also have brujan stashed in that league anyway and could use the power in the short term.

  109. Jason says:
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    Nate lowe or schoop for 1b ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  110. stevie says:
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    Jesus, it’s another Jesus question! Would you pick up Sanchez over Naquin? Thanks

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      for 12’ers this is almost certainly a yes, as i’m betting in standard 12’ers you can reobtain naquin or somebody like him.

  111. aintlifegrand says:
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    Hi Grey!

    10tm redraft OBP and total bases league
    Who is your top 3 out of:
    Jesus Sanchez,
    Lourdes Gurriel
    Votto,
    Schoop,
    Upton

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes Gurriel
      Votto
      Upton

  112. martin rostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Thanks so much for all your hard work!

    I might have a chance to pick up Tejay Antone and/or Zack Britten. Should I try for both or one. If I pick one or two, then I have to waive a player or players from below

    The following hitters are potential players to be cut:

    Garrett Hampson
    Tyler Naquin
    Gio U
    Robbie Grossman
    Freddy Galvin
    Manuel Mariot
    Eric Hosmer

    Thanks!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Galvis, Hampson for both

      • martin rostoker says:
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        Thank you!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  113. Coolwhip says:
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    Hahaha to be fair Kirilloff missed some time on the IL with wrist injury

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah true, don’t hate him, just been bored

  114. OaktownSteve says:
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    By the way, you wanna talk All Star snubs? Matt Olson is like 9th in the AL 1st base, one spot behind Ji Man Choi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha so silly

    • MediOAKer Matt says:
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      gotta get Oly in!

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        I’d argue he’s been the second best position player in the AL this year behind Vladdy.

    • The Harrow says:
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      wait what, hasn’t choi played like less than 25 games or so in total? he must be some kind of superstar in asia as we know how few people care about TB (at least for like 2 decades of people going to their games would indicate), he must be having like millions of his locals in asia be voting on him (i don’t mean HE causes this). voting on this crap is so ridiculous (it’s worse in NBA, where sometimes guys that haven’t been good in like 10 years or something get voted in). if this is true ryu is probably very high for AL SP’ers (of course he’s far closer to actually deserving it). what about hiura is he up there.

  115. Bubba Gum says:
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    You like Bauer for Moncada straight up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  116. ray says:
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    Tommy John for Made of GLASSnow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wish I could say I was surprised

      • ray says:
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        I spent like an hour of my life arguing with some dude in FB that was adamant he would take Glassnow over Scherzer this year….I tried to explain the value of attrition, but to no vail…now if you’ll excuse me, I have some linking to do lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  117. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    Jesus Sanchez or Andujar?

    Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sanchez

  118. Kcc26 says:
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    12 team mixed, 6×6, OPS is a category.

    Which side:

    A: judge

    B: Donaldson, Verdugo, Yarbrough

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

  119. William Hung says:
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    I just checked the player rater and saw my biggest regret IKF in at 25. Then checked on Lourdes and he’s abysmal even with his recent hot stretch @ 277… like really? Brandon Lowe is somehow at 118 with his awful BA and K-rate – he does have the counting stats though. Should I swap out Lourdes for Lowe or do you think Lourdes is going to take off and out pace Lowe ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Lourdes

      • William Hung says:
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        I think I know where you’ll go with this, but Brandon Lowe or India?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lowe

  120. Thundershoe says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need to bolster my pitching staff and thinking about sending McNeil or McNeil + Davidson for Stroman. What do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stroman

  121. RICE says:
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    India or Schoop for 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      India

  122. Bubba Gum says:
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    Would u dump either Oneil or Adolis for the Jesus?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

  123. Love this game says:
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    Need to replace Glasnow and make a trade.

    I’m in a small and shallow 6 team roto league – QS, K, ERA and WHIP. Every category and point matters.

    Advice on the SP that provides the best combination of cross category results for the rest of the season between these in order?

    Rodon – innings limit / missed starts coming?

    Lynn – outperforming on ratios. His FIP, xFIP and SIERA much higher than ERA.

    Ray – is it a mirage…will it last? Peripherals in line with ratios.

    Framber – only a few starts back. Will the K’s be there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rodon, Lynn, Ray

  124. Crimedog says:
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    Have a guy who needs pitching and willing to give randy arozarena. I have pitching and need hitting.

    which pitcher would you try to trade away to get Arozarena? If your first pick doesn’t yield Randy who would you try next?

    Also, how far are you willing to go? (gausman too much? lynn too much?)

    Lynn, Gausman, Mahle, desclafani, Manoah, Framber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mahle, Framber, Lynn, Gausman…that order

  125. Frank Burns says:
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    swap Wil myers for India?
    thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  126. Will says:
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    Glasnow MRI reveals UCL tear. Hello, TJ surgery…

    • Hater Bell

      Grey says:
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      Yup

      • William Hung says:
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        Nope – just rehab for now… just delaying the inevitable

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mmkay

        • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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          hopefully he gets smarter a month in or less. just wasting time otherwise (n.anderson dynasty owners currently watching the clock tick off for no reason).

      • frankgrimes says:
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        Damn you jinxed him just so you could be right…. yells at moon.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry, I had to

  127. Basement Artie says:
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    When I drafted Mookie Story and Lindor I wasn’t planning on having them on my bench on most days. Yet, here we are…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya

  128. stevie says:
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    Would you drop naquin to pick up Jesus Sanchez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  129. lindorphins says:
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    Is there a site where your Friday sessions with Craig Mish are available archived? I’ve been looking around but can’t find anything recent. I was hoping for some Sanchez nuggets and just good fantasy discussions in general.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not sure, tbh

  130. Task Force says:
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    With Laureano coming back soon I have to drop one of the following:

    C.J Cron
    Zach McKinstry
    Akil Baddoo

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Any of them? Baddoo

      • Task Force says:
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        Yep just need to drop anyone of them to put Laureano back in my lineup.

        Thanks

  131. HamPorter says:
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    I have been stashing Brujan for a few weeks now in a 16 team H2H redraft. Brujan is a drop for Sanchez correct? With the uncertainty of when Brujan will actually be up and well…The Rays. I could also drop AJ Pollock or Eric Hosmer (who always seems to end up on my team no matter how many times I say I’m never drafting him again).

    Thanks for the input!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, grab Sanchez — drop Brujan

  132. OaktownSteve says:
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    Update to the Bob Watson story. In addition to the million tootsie rolls, the $10,000 came in the form of…one million pennies!!!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Haha wtf

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shut up! Are you serious?

      • OaktownSteve says:
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        Do I seem like the kind of person who doesn’t take a million pennies and a million tootsie rolls seriously?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          HAHA, fair!

  133. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Grabbed the Jesus in a keeper even though im loaded with OFers. We start 3(2 UTIL) and I already have Acuna, Soto, Trout(IL), Tucker, Riley, Upton. Was thinking of dealing Upton to upgrade at 1b. Hosmer has been killing me all season. What calibre of 1B do you think I could land for Upton? Aguilar? Could also deal Sanchez but hes kind of an unknown at this point. Would be easier after a couple of bombs.
    Would you just outright drop Hosmer at this point? I was going to see how he did in the series in Colorado, but its hard to homer with a 2 degree launch angle.
    Best FA 1b
    Votto
    J.Pederson
    Vogelbach
    Also, would you rather Y.Molina over O.Narvaez?
    Thanks Grey. Keep up the great work!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hosmer for Votto works for me…Omar Narvaez

      Upton’s not getting you anything, maybe Aguilar, but why do you want him

  134. daze says:
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    So Colorado just isnt playing Hampson much anymore.
    Is he droppable for Fraley. I figure Fraley should give me the steals that Hampson cant get because of lack of playing time.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  135. martin rostoker says:
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    Ops Grey,

    I had already traded Galvis for Wong. I therefore waived Grossman and picked Tejay Antone. He is on a strange waiver list. In my league, there are regular waivers and then waivers where multiple managers can choose the same player. A formula then decides who gets a player.

    To try and get Zack Britten, I would there have to choose from the following list or pass:

    The following hitters are potential players to be cut:

    Pavin Smith
    Tyler Naquin
    Gio U
    Robbie Grossman
    Manuel Mariot
    Eric Hosmer
    Yoan Moncando

    Thanks!!! Your help and promptness is very much appreciated

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, maybe Naquin if bench bat, but prolly hold

  136. Trickrey says:
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    I was offered Yermin Mercedes for my Emmanuel Clase in a 12 team H2H 6×6 league with OBP and SV+H. Do you see any value making this trade? I usually would part with any reliever but my current catcher is Christian Vasquez and UTIL is Yordan so trading for a bench catcher sounds slightly nauseating.

    My current relievers are Trivino, Graveman, and Robles. Neris and plenty of viable relievers available on waivers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, don’t love it

  137. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Megalodon Day Grey!

    drop Bohm or Brujan for Jesus?

    current roster below:
    12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

    C: Stassi
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: Jazz Chisholm
    OF: Adolis, Eddie Rosario, Amed Rosario
    UTL: Mercedes
    BN: Wisdom, Bohm, Brujan (NA)
    SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Sonny Gray, Framber, Boyd, Heaney
    RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy

    IL: Springer, F. Reyes, Laureano, Means, Graveman

    NA: W. Franco

    thanks as always!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Either for the Jesus!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s been a year already?! Bohm’s so bad, I’d lose him

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        thanks guys,

        dropped Brujan (1st) and will likely drop Bohm once Laureano gets activated tomorrow.

        I just checked Bohm’s stats for the past week (on my bench) and he’s shockingly hit safely in 6 straight games…albeit with 0 HR’s and 1 game was a 1/1 b/c he didn’t even start, but still. Is there any chance he’s turned the corner?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Makes sense — Bohm’s such a bum

  138. Licketty Splits says:
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    Glad this site is so eclectic. I get all sorts of TV & movie recommendations …please never change that!
    I want to attempt a waiver pick up of India …need to drop one of Arroyo, Hampson or Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, No chance of that….Arroyo

  139. IAmNotASmartMan says:
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    Grey,

    I’m sad I didn’t start Manoah yesterday, but… something something.. 20:20 as they say. Assuming the baseball gods are kind this week and actually return Buxton (for some undetermined amount of time) and Alzolay to my lineup… I need to make a few adjustments. Please guide me through the darkness as you always do…

    My IL:

    Longoria
    Buxton – I currently have a spot for him
    Alzolay – WIll need a spot for him

    – My “expendables” in my lineup:

    India
    Donaldson
    Andujar
    Swanson

    P:
    Gonsolin
    Skubal
    Manoah

    – Gents on the waiver wire:

    Bryan Reynolds
    Yas
    Jesus Sanchez
    Aquino
    Votto
    Kirilloff
    Villar

    P:
    Minor
    Corbin
    Gomber
    Mize
    Brubaker

    So to sum up, I need to drop 1, and I’m open to swapping anyone for anyone else. What changes would you make?

    Thanks mister!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Longo, Alzolay are both drop-able — Gonsolin’s pretty drop-able…. Reynolds, Sanchez and streamer for SP

      • IAmNotASmartMan says:
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        you da man. Thanks as always

      • IAmNotASmartMan says:
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        Just realized… Longo is on my IL so he doesn’t count towards my bench… who is next on the chopping block?

        • IAmNotASmartMan says:
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          I’m guessing Andujar…?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, no one really…Skubal, I guess, or Andujar

          • IAmNotASmartMan says:
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            Gotchoo.. Thank you!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  140. IAmNotASmartMan says:
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    also… this is a shallow 10 team non-keeper 5×5 cat league. THANKS!

  141. hot corner says:
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    Matt Manning to pitch Thursday

    • hot corner says:
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      Guess the Tigers need his 8+ ERA

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

  142. florida jack says:
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    4 DL spots–who goes, keep forever, H2H points, a little pitching heavy in scoring

    thanks

    corey seager, laureano, glasnow, kluber, plesac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can lose Glasnow and Kluber, that order

  143. scoboticus says:
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    Upton vs Montas in Oakland
    Or
    Josh Rojas vs Zach Littel in SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Upton

  144. Will says:
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    C’mon Tingler you’re killing me. Benching Myers at Coors Field??? He’s only got a .355/.651/1.053 line there lifetime with 11 HRs, 37 RBi and 5 steals in 47 games at Coors.

    Profar, who replaces Myers in RF, has a .222/.333/.583 career line at Coors with 1 HR and 2 RBI in 8 games at Coors.

    Tingler coming down with Bud Black disease in Denver.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah, garbage call by Tingler

  145. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? What are the odds that Bundy is only pitcher in baseball not using the “sticky stuff”, and once the 21st rolls around and they start enforcing this “rule”, he becomes Top 5;)

    In other thought provoking news, I’m trying to rebuild while simultaneously compete for a title in a 12-team keeper league. It’s going…ummm, okay. Made two trades this past week and was wondering what letter grade you’d give me on each.

    (A) I traded Alek Manoah FOR Ke’Bryan Hayes.
    (B) I traded Arenado, Bauer, and Gleyber FOR Bichette and Gallen.

    Make it a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! Haha, yeah, Bundy’s 7 ERA is gonna lead the league soon

      A. Nice!
      B. Also solid, though less than A, more places you can go wrong

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I hear ya on the second trade. The hardest part about doing that one was breaking up with Arenado after the last nine seasons. I’ll still laugh at the “Torenado” blurbs, but they won’t be the same.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            OH MY GOD AMAZING POOP

            • Slimcompoop says:
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              I know right…

              • Slimcompoop says:
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                I just laughed that the two things you WROTE IN ALL CAPS today was Jesus Sanchez getting called up and a typed homage to “Big Breakfast”.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes!

    • The Harrow says:
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      gonna be hilarious if he’s one of the highest users. albeit since they haven’t actually searched anybody yet how would anybody be charged (outside of gallegos’s hat, he could be charged, they got proof if he was doing something, and apparently suntan lotion + rosin (which STL claims is what was on his hat) is being treated as the same level of illegal as sticktack (which is a whole other topic of stupid)) unless caught after they start checking. the stuff is mostly hidden in gloves.

  146. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Baltimore announced that Means is starting to throw again. I have no idea what this means, but I assume it means that he isn’t even worth a DL slot. And Boston raves about Sale’s progress but keeps implying that to save rehab time, he may come back as mid-relief or be very pitch limited instead of waiting until he can be a legitimate SP. So I don’t think he’s worth much either.

    My league has 4 DL slots; and my team currently has Franmil; Means; Alzolay; and Chris Sale. But I think Bellinger wants to join this group — who’s the cut?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Alzolay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Things are going great Grimey!

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      he’s right though, imagine a fantasy league where there never was any enforcement of anything nearly ever, then imagine that fantasy league has been around for over 120 years, then imagine that nearly everybody does it (or at least high dozens at any given time), and suddenly comish 1/3+ of season into season says we’re gonna put out penalties on something. people’d be calling b.s. all over that stuff. esp if 1 year ago same league did nothing when ONE team and ONLY one team was caught doing stuff that’s far worse. i’m saying saying he’s right that suddenly not using some substance caused his injury (he’s always injured mostly anyway).

      • Mordacious Levator says:
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        sorry, NOT saying he’s right about suddenly getting injured from not using some stuff on the balls. he’s injured all the time when having an entire career being allowed to use whatever.

  147. toolshed says:
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    So are you using castillo today in a 10 team roto? Is it time to take the old $hitbox out of the garage for a spin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m not

  148. Hank says:
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    Grey,

    To put it mildly, I’m playing for next year in my keeper league already. Given the news on Bieber, you rather have him or Giolito for 2022 and beyond? Is it even a close decision?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Close, still Bieber

  149. Hank says:
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    Grey,

    To put it mildly, I’m playing for next year in my keeper league already. Given the news on Bieber, you rather have him or Giolito for 2022 and beyond? Is it even a close decision?

  150. scoboticus says:
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    Great. Renfro Homer’s 2 days after I drop him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bombs voyage

      • Crazy J says:
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        I like that!

  151. scoboticus says:
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    Great. Renfro Homer’s 2 days after I drop him.

  152. scoboticus says:
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    Blake Snell for Cronenworth and Brian Reynolds.
    Assuming I have someone to drop, which side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I guess Reynolds

  153. scoboticus says:
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    Checking out Dalbecs new leg kick.

    • scoboticus says:
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      Yeah, it didn’t work.

  154. William Hung says:
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    Damn, Ryu with 3 BBs already

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yuck

  155. Steve says:
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    Think Ryu needs an “IL” stint to recharge. Dodgers knew this and managed his mid-season workload. Guess Jays need to figure this out for themselves.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, could be

  156. scoboticus says:
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    Drop Villar, Josh Rojas, or Mountcastle in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is this really about keepers? If so, Villar

  157. Crazy J says:
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    I dub thee F*cker Davidson!

    • scoboticus says:
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      Yeah he sucks

    • The Harrow says:
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      yeah so rookie (who’s injured blurb says, today) has his 4th MLB start not go great against good hitting team after being damn good for the first 3, yeah, must suck, that’s easiest and most likely. i’m more wondering when yahoo/rotoworld/espn will finally notice that they stuck smyly’s face on him (not kidding).

      • The Harrow says:
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        nevermind, it got changed very recently. like maybe today.

        • The Harrow says:
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          rotoworld STILL has smyly/davidson as the same face. yahoo fixed theirs lately. it wasn’t smyly’s face going to davidson, it was davidson’s going to smyly. espn’s is fixed too (not 100% if theirs had this badly wrong like the other 2 did)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  158. Scott Kimmel says:
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    grey,

    Would you drop Avasails garcia for miggy?

    • The Harrow says:
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      this is a no.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        harrow, what about Matt Beaty for Miggy?

        • The Harrow says:
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          yeah that’s doable. if miggy’s out there you can probably get back batt meaty later anyway

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            ok thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        what no grey? Garcia or Beaty for Miggy

        • The Harrow says:
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          for sure his comment applied to avisail being dropped for miggy, not sure if it applied to both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Miguel Cabrera? No

  159. William Hung says:
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    Villar is a Mets fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • William Hung says:
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        Time for you to get on the bandwagon and stop telling people to pick randos over Villar. Sure we only care about the bat in fantasy, but he’s making amazing plays in the field too

  160. joe says:
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    Here comes the hitting. Finally. No more glue fingers.

  161. joe says:
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    Fkn Bellinger. Bust of the year.

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      worse than yelich (almost exact same ADP)? bellinger’s been hurt twice. yelich once but far more at bats (to be fair yelich’s .800 OPS going into tonight better than bellinger’s .647, bellinger at about 2/3 of yelich’s at bats)

  162. Phil says:
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    Slight correction – it was Brett Cecil, not Adam Wainwright, whose sticky ball was spotted on Molina’s chest protector. And goodness, if Cecil was using stuff *then*, blowing 7 saves in 2017, I think we have all the proof we need that it’s not a performance enhancer (or perhaps the world cannot handle the suckitude that a smooth-fingered Cecil could unleash).

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