Yesterday, Sonny Gray went 8 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 3.59 vs. the Brewers.  *unloads pockets, eggplant emjois fall to the ground* I’m gonna need all of those.  “Sonny came home” hasn’t had such a pleasant ring since Shawn Colvin opened an Art of Shaving booth at a Lilith Fair that only did armpit hair massages, and each payment was followed by a very pleasant, cash register ring.  A Sonny hasn’t shone this bright since the last climate change summit that was held in Hellsunki on Urth, which is a planet that looks just like this one, but is 13,000 miles away and is exactly Earth but 25 years in the future, and they have some weird spelling.  “I just got back from Hellsunki, and boy are my arms tired, because we don’t have planes on Urth, we fly with our arms.”  Sonny Gray’s peripherals are surprising in a good way — 10.3 K/9, 3.3 BB/9, 3.46 xFIP.  For those not up on the hoo-de-ha, that xFIP would be about 12th in the league and the K/9 and walk rates would firmly put him in the top 20 starters overall.  In other words, everyone who owned him last year died for the sins of his current year’s owners.  In other other words, he’s throwing fire like pitchers in Hellsunki.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yasiel Puig – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th homer, 2nd homer in two games, 5th homer in the past 11 games, and from the start of last All-Star break to this one, he has 31 HRs and 21 SBs. Are you sure Puig is not your friend?

Dylan Cease – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 6 Ks in his 1st major league start.  Dylan Cease’d the day!  Dot dot dot. After the 1st inning, when he looked extremely nervous (I think).  I say (I think), because this was his 1st start, so the sample size is pretty small on whether he is as wild as he was in the 1st inning (3 BBs), or if it was nerves.  My guess is the answer lies somewhere in the middle.  His minor league command (4.2 BB/9) doesn’t say he’s necessarily a strike zone aficionado. In my deeper mixed league (15 teams), I’m holding him, but I’m not rushing out to look for him in shallower leagues.

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-9, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and a double slam (15, 16) and legs (6), across both sides of the doubleheader for the Ernie Banks Special!  Keepin’ it Chicago strong, even if Banks would never get caught on the South Side.  Ernie would say, “I don’t even sit because it makes me think of a Hyde Park.”

Ryan Cordell – 4-for-7, 2 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer.  As the White Sox announcers said yesterday, “Cordell’s looking really good today.” They should’ve finished their thought with, “Compared to every other day when he looks terrible.”

Nick Castellanos – 5-for-10, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 9th homer, hitting .283.  Crazy how good he is with average that he can have a miserable year, as he’s having, and still be hitting for a better average than most.  The Greek God of Hard Contact wasn’t named for smacking the tushes of diner waitresses.  (I said “tushes” — ha!  What am I, 80 years old?)

Nick Pivetta – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.84.  He’s officially in the Pineda doghouse for me. Actually, I’m done anything that rhymes with piñata. I’m sorry if you get caught up in this Iannetta.

Bryce Harper – 1-for-3 and his 16th homer.  This was his 1,000th hit and 200th homer.  Almost as many zeros in his salary.

Bryse Wilson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 6.14.  I like Wilson; the Streamonator loved Wilson, but feety pajamas couldn’t have warmed my cold feet I had yesterday.

Austin Riley – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 15th homer.  That’s in only 45 games!  He has 29 homers between two levels, and I think if he played all his games in the majors, he’d have around 29 homers right now like Pete Alonso.  The average did fall almost 100 points in the last month, though.

Josh Donaldson – 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer.  Two more homers without an injury and I will eat my hat.  Luckily, I have one of these Cool Ranch Doritos hats!

Yuli Gurriel – 2-for-4 and his 11th homer, and his third homer in two games, and his 6th homer in the past seven games.  Lourdes singing to Yuli, “Anything Yuli can do I can do better, I can do anything better than Yuli.”  Yuli, “No, you can’t!”  “Yes, I can!”

Michael Brosseau – 2-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer, as he was called up by the Rays.  It is such a Rays’ move to have a guy no one has ever heard of perform well.  They could choose a lucky fan from the crowd and make them a 15/10/.275 hitter. Now that I think about it, that might be how they got Joey Wendle.

Jose Alvarado – 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.85.  SAGNOF might have no face, but it doesn’t have a heart either because that was cold-blooded.  At least I think that’s why my body temperature dropped, but maybe it’s because Alvarado sucked the life out of me.  Holy eff, I can’t sit down. I feel like a one-episode character on Oz.  Beginning to think I’m going to put the Rays’ closer shituation in the same Do Not Disturb bin as the Red Sox.

Renato Nunez – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer, hitting .241, and his 3rd homer in the last four games and you’re never gonna own Renato Nunez, are you?

John Means – 7 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.50.  This is not gonna be fun to read, so turn away now.  On the Player Rater, John Means is the 25th best starter.  Better than Nola, Price, Wheeler, Tanaka and Snell, to name just a few of the more soul-crushing ones. (By the way, Andrew Cashner has been better than Snell.  That pain you’re feeling is a stab in the groin.)

Sandy Alcantara – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners (4 BBs), 5 Ks, ERA at 3.82.  That’s Sandy Allstargamestarta!

Matt Adams – 1-for-3 and his 13th homer, hitting .244.  That was his 4th homer in his last eight games, but, before we get goofy with ourselves, Ryan Zimmerman has been stealing at-bats.  I know, I know, someone sneeze on his oblique.

Mike Clevinger – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 4.44.  Super cushy matchup vs. the Royals, but better to do well with cushy than go into one’s sunken place.

Roberto Perez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .242.  If you drafted Roberto Perez instead of Jose Ramirez (0-for-4, hitting .214) at 5th overall, you’d be doing about the same, but at least you wouldn’t be spending all of your free time plotting ways to kidnap Jose Ramirez and make him pay for his sins.

Carlos Santana – 2-for-4 and his 19th homer, hitting .298.  Not sure if everyone realizes how well Santana is doing this year.  On the Player Rater, he’s ranked around top 25 overall.

Jed LowrieMets said Lowrie isn’t close to a rehab assignment. If he has a phone, he should try Uber. They pick you up wherever and drive you where you want to do, while offering you half-empty bottles of water, a rewrapped piece of hard candy and chitchat for hours.

Jeff McNeil – 1-for-4 and his 7th homer, hitting .349.  Beginning to think McNeil could be one of those hitters who could hit home runs if he wanted. Though, I never really bought that nonsense. If one could, wouldn’t one do it?

Domingo German – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 3.67, as he was activated from the IL. He did not look good in rehab starts, but in rehab starts he was not facing the Mets.

Didi Gregorius – 2-for-4 and his 4th homer, 3rd homer in the last five games and hitting near-.400 in the last week.  Not sure why I keep getting surprised when hitters do well with the juiced ball.  You have to be Gold-plated Schmidt to not be doing well.

Gio Urshela – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, hitting .307.  It looked briefly like he hurt himself on his home run trot, which would be so on-brand for the 2019 Yankees that the world may have exploded.  Guess we could’ve moved to Urth.

Greg Holland – 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 3.21 as he’s now blown two straight games.  Someone doesn’t want to get traded.

Kevin Cron – Called up again to likely sit on the bench and be the Diamondbacks’ latest entry in the “He Could Be Good If We Played Him” contest. Previous year winners were Dansby, Scherzer, Carlos Gonzalez, Tyler Skaggs (RIP), Patrick Corbin…Well, you get the picture.

Christian Walker – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 15th homer, hitting .256.  By the way, I’m not even saying Cron should play over Walker, but why call him up?  (Though, he could start over Lamb.)

Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 3 ER, 9 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.46.  Not sure if it “looks” like it, but Buehler has been a top 10 starter this year.  That’s how bad pitching’s been.

Cody Bellinger – 2-for-5 and his 28th and 29th homer, hitting .345.  I’m not going to claim to be the biggest Bellinger fan this preseason (I was last year), but I am so effin’ happy I own him in two leagues.

Ramon Laureano – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and a slam (14) and legs (10), hitting .263.  On our 30-day Player Rater, Laureano in a top 15 player, near that of Trout.  Mike Trout, not Steve or Rainbow.

Austin Adams – 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.70, as he opened the 9th in a save situation. The Mariners really wanted Austin Adams to close this game, and, with his near-16 K/9 and barely-2 xFIP, I wanted him to close the game too, which is also why I picked him up in every league where he was available, but losing the game means Roenis Elias (2/3 IP, 2 ER) is still likely the closer.

Willie Calhoun – 0-for-4 as he hit 2nd.  Calhoun did some pregame workouts at 2nd base, while the Rangers held Odor’s eyes open like in A Clockwork Orange, and made him watch.

Tommy La Stella – Will miss two months with a right tibia fracture. That’s a shame just because I wanted him to hit some All-Star donkers and make Joe Maddon look bad for not starting him all those years. Of course, I wouldn’t have started him either, but that’s neither here nor there.

Matt Thaiss – 1-for-3, 1 run as he was called to replace the IL’d La Stella, and possibly play 3rd for the next two months.  Let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way. I love Matt Thaiss because he sounds like Mos Def lyrics.  Thaiss so Matt you could see it from the front… Since I’m in the holiday spirit, I’ll put his projections below this blurb. Spoiler alert!  They’re not good. As I said on the podcast the other day though, I’d take the over on everyone’s power projections.

Mike Trout – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 23rd and 24th homer.  I hope he doesn’t strain something trying to be as good as La Stella.  Take it easy, Trout. It’s never gonna happen.

Blake Treinen – 1/3 IP, 1 ER and the loss, ERA at 4.29, as he was activated from the IL, which happened a mere hour after Liam Hendriks (2 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 1.29) was named Reliever of the Month. Seriously, no lie, it was due to him posting a 0.60 ERA with 22 Ks over 15 IP.  Most times I’d say it’s fine to drop a fill-in closer, but A) Hendriks has been so good. B) Treinen has been so bad. C) There’s no C.  I’d hold for a few days if you can.

Jesus Luzardo – Left his last minor league start with a tight lat muscle.  As someone with naturally tight abs, I call them “Natty Tights.”  After an MRI, Luzardo was diagnosed with a Grade 2 latissimus dorsi muscle strain. Oh my God, he’s a dolphin!  Haven’t seen this many red flags since the fall of the USSR, so I’m no longer holding Luzardo.

Jake Odorizzi – Hit the IL with a blister on his middle finger.  An injury that only sidelines major league pitchers and truck drivers.  Twins are saying it should be a minimal stay on the IL.

Dinelson Lamet – Supposed to start today vs. the Dodgers.  This will be Lamet’s first start back from Tommy John surgery. Not to throw cold water and smother you in a wet blanket, but Lamet’s ERA was 4.57 in his one full year.  Hey, I like him too, but I wanna see something before I’m taking the plunge.  Three water allusions in two sentences for the swim!

Hunter Renfroe – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer.  Padres are going to get 40 homers from two outfielders who were both part-timers at some point this year.

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 12th homer.  FTJ!  Fun the Jewels fast!

Evan Longoria – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in three games.  Longoria is so hot right now I’m about to start calling him Eva Longoria.

Craig Kimbrel – 2/3 IP, 2 ER, ERA at 16.88. “Listen, it sucks to have to wait all this time for Kimbrel to sign, but it will all be worth it.” — A younger, more delusional Grey from two weeks ago.

Victor Caratini – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer.  Fun Fact!  Caratini is the martini favored by women wanting to look sharp, because of its beta-carotene.

Javier Baez – 3-for-5 and his 22nd homer, hitting .289.  JB telling all pitchers, “I’ll house you,” which is his way of letting you know he’s AirBnb’ing his summer home.

Josh Bell – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 26th homer.  No lie, in my top 100 for the 2nd half which will post next week, I’ve moved Bell every day this week.  I honestly don’t know anymore.

Chris Sale – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 4.04.  Getting an early jump on the 2nd half Sale!

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 15th homer, and having one of the best six-week stretches in all of baseball, as he interrupts Javier Baez to say, “Gurriel will house you.”  But not in an AirBnb way.

Danny Jansen – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Also, in this game, Christian Vazquez (2-for-4) hit his 13th homer, and 3rd homer in as many games.  Schmotatoes are coming up catchers!  By the way, next year I’m just drafting all Christians, even if that means Daniel Murphy.  Someone sign Christian Bethancourt right now!

Marcus Stroman – Getting treatment for his pectoral and could miss today’s start.  The week before the All-Star Game always has a bunch of guys suddenly not wanting to play in the final few games, like it’s the last week of high school. C’mon, Stroman, what’s the matter, got Senioritis?

Jacob Waguespack – 5 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 4 Ks as he was activated with Sean-Reid Foley sent to Triple-A.  Fun Fact!  The Waguespack was also a group of early-20-something actors, who dined at St. Elmo’s and would taste their steak and unconvincingly ask, “Waygu?”

  1. BBHHI says:
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    Grey,

    Thoughts on Brendan McKay?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      He’s a good pitcher but still a rookie. Sell high in redraft if you can.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  2. Crazy J says:
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    Had to laugh, instead of cry, at the Kimbrel blurb because I can totally relate. You know the only game he wasn’t in my lineup? Yeah…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, same here!

  3. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!!

    Nice report, chock full of goodies like mom’s chocolate chip cookies.

    a. Happy 4th!

    b. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 4

    Cigarette girl: Would you care for some chewing gum?

    Abbott: Yes, thanks.

    Costello: Have you got a lollipop?

    Cigarette girl: Um-hmm. You like lollipops?

    Costello: I’m a sucker for these things. Gee, she’s a nice-looking messenger boy-girl.

    Abbott: Oh, stop looking at her.

    Costello: I was only looking at her to see if she was looking at me to see if I was looking at her.

    Abbott: Remember our vaudeville days? You remember those three little girls worked with us
    on the same bill? [Lou looks left, right, up and down like he’s lost.]

    Abbott: Oh, look over there.

    Costello: Oh, the Andrews Sisters. Oh, boy.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th, Ante! Thank you for being you!

      • Ante Galic says:
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        Grey!!!

        Thanks man. Enjoy it. It’s your day! Thanks for being out here on the 4th.

        I stopped the quote at the Andrew sisters ’cause of you, to remind you that you had asked me whether or not the Andrew sisters were in this or that movie.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Those are Andrus’s Andrew sisters!

  4. M says:
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    Thoughts on adding Danny Salazar in a 15 teamer?

    Not sure if he’s gonna be an SP or RP

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Over who? Probably a pass for me…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over who

  5. Alex says:
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    Someone just dropped Buxton in a 12 team H2H. Add Buxton or Laureano over V. Robles?

    Also, are you starting Canning @ TEX today?

    Thanks for writing, Grey!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Toss up between Buxton and Robles for me, lean Robles.

      I’d start Canning in H2H.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  6. bipan bakshi says:
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    I got offered the following trade:
    My Betts, Dahl and Vogelbach for his Rizzo, Bryant and Bregman
    My Team
    C – Alfaro
    1B-Gallo
    2B-Muncy
    3B-Escobar
    SS-segura
    OF-Trout
    OF-Acuna
    OF-Betts
    Util – Dahl
    Bench-Vog3lbach

    Should I accept the trade? 3 person keeper league. Currently 1st in league.

    • Grey

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      Rizzo side, it’s fair

  7. Crime dog says:
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    Kimbrell got pretty unlucky. I thought he looked pretty decent for being out so long. Contreras let a catchable weak fly ball hit his glove and fall for a double in the OF which could’ve been the second out. Then the first run the pirates scored was a fielder’s choice the 2B tried to get the runner out at home where he could’ve gone to first if there were 2 outs….FWIW!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Oh yeah> That’s good to know, I didn’t see him, but has been brutal to own

      • Michael DePinto says:
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        As a Kimbrel owner the logical question I would have is why the F was Contreras playing the outfield in the 9th inning of a close game in the first place?!?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Why was that? I was wondering this too

          • DonnieB says:
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            Easy. Maddon believes all his players are interchangeable.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ha

              • nitro says:
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                Heyward and Bryant were hurt. There were no other OF’s…. Fault of the roster makeup, not necessarily Maddon

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Ah gotcha

  8. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Morning routine is put on coffee, walk dog, drink coffee eating some microwaved bachelor culinary delight while checking these articles and then adjusting my fantasy roster accordingly – this morning – after seeing the stats for J. Alvarado last night, my Jimmy Dean biscuit tasted like day old senor crappers’ left out in the hot sun. Just wanted to share my love of all things fantasy baseball.

    Drop the biscuit crapping Alvarado for Rogers in Minnesota or Eovaldi? Thanks!!

    • Snacks Zillion says:
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      F -it, just banished Alvarado to suck the D island. I hope he is huddled up with J.Ramirez trying to start a fire on the beach in a cold driving rain storm of Great White Sharks and poo.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Señor Crappers approved

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I hear ya… That was painful

      Rogers

      • Snacks Zillion says:
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        Thank you guys, much appreciated. Thank you for helping us all out on a holiday again! Have a great 4th of July! Merica

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem! Happy 4th!

  9. G says:
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    Hey Grey – Happy 4th

    So this is my lineup

    C – Contreras
    1b – Rizzo
    2b – Gurriel senior
    Ss – Lindor
    3b – Arenado
    Of – Bryant
    Of – Dahl
    Of – Puig
    Util – Machado
    Util – Trea Turner
    Bench: Kingery, Mancini (often starters)
    NA: Wander franco
    DL – La Stella

    SP: Cole, Marquez, Woodruff, Paddack, Gallen, Milone

    Closers: Osuna, Greene, Giles

    It’s 12 team H2H category league where we can have 5 keepers. Surprisingly I am in 5th place as of now. Lindor, Arenado, and Trea Turner are 3 of my definite keepers with great round value. Kingery and Wander Franco have been who I was thinking for my last two keepers (both around 10th/11th round value). Other options are also Paddack and Gallen.

    I’ve just been offered a trade of Snell, Austen Riley, and Yates for Kingery and wander Franco. Riley and Snell would be 10th and 11th round keepers if I do it instead of Franco and Kingery. Part of me says this is a no brainer to win this year but have developed strong Giancarlo like feelings for Kingery and Franco. This is why I asked you about your thoughts between Kingery and Riley yesterday. Do I pull the trigger? I was wondering if I should offer Paddack, Gallen, or both instead of one Kingery or Franco since I won’t have room to keep Gallen or Paddack anyway and would now have Snell. Sorry for the long one. Enjoy your 4th.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d take the offer, don’t mess around with a counter…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  10. Mike says:
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    You starting chrinos at home against the Yankees?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Only in H2H or deep roto for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  11. Bill Buttlicker says:
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    Happy Fourth, Grey!

    What are your thoughts on Raisel Iglesias ROS? Someone dropped him in my league, and I’m debating putting in a relatively aggressive FAAB bid. Would he be a significant boost to my current closing staff of Osuna, Colome, Rogers, and CMart? (Don’t necessarily have to drop one. Other options on the wire are Romo and Elias, but I figured they weren’t really in play.)

    Also, I feel like I already have my answer from your write-up, but you’d want Sonny Gray over Cease? Typical terrible fantasy logic, but I feel burned by Gray last year and tantalized by Cease’s potential as a fresh call-up …

    Thanks as always—have a good one!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d be aggressive on Iglesias.

      Gray over Cease in a deeper league but I’d want the Cease upside if it’s shallower.

      • Bill Buttlicker says:
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        Makes sense. Thanks, DT! Happy Fourth to you, as well!

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Happy 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th, Buttlicker! Agree with DT

  12. Nick says:
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    My era has been thrashed in the last week by Baltimore and SF

    Clevinger 7er vs Bal
    Allen 5er vs Sf
    Alvarado 5er vs Bal

    There are no safe matchups

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s true

  13. Garbage Day says:
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    Biggio or Hiura? Now, and ROS.

    Thanks Grey! You’re a firework! Show em what you’re worth!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Hiura for me

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      I don’t trust that Hiura stays up all season where biggio is pretty much a lock to stay with the big club all year. Plus I like biggios power speed combo (another sb last night) I don’t think it’s that close, keep Biggio over Hiura. No disrespect to DT

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Could be wrong but I think Hiura is up to stay this time and he’s a better hitter than Biggio. Do agree that if steals are the biggest need then Biggio is the guy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  14. Chuckles Tiddlesworth says:
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    Wasn’t expecting this on a holiday. What a treat. Happy birthday, America! Happy birthday, Grey (whenever it may be)!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy birthday, Chuckles!

  15. Big Ticket says:
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    OPS keeper league, which side do you like?

    Harper, Eloy
    Or
    Trea, Josh Bell

    I have a good shot at winning this year but need some speed and runs.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Harper/Eloy side for me but it’s fair

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! I’d go Trea side

  16. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Greg Holland is so bad… I’m having deja vu

    Someone cut Jesse Chavez in a deep league and I got a claim in for him cutting awful Greg Holland. Chavez feels like he could be last year’s Anibal Sanchez.

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      I was literally about to cut Greg awful holland (I have Hader and Taylor Rogers for saves in a weekly h2h with quality starts 6×6) for Luzardo last night, then I said let me Google to make sure and saw the lat issue. I agree with you I doubt we see him in the bigs this year now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s the worst

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Holland that is, but Luzardo isn’t good at staying healthy either

  17. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft weekly lineup set …..My Hoskins for his Judge

    • Ivanmakebasket says:
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      Yes YES YASSSSSS

      Take Judge.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Judge for me also

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with others

  18. Cheese says:
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    So I’ve been trotting along very nicely in my standard 5×5 12 team high $ competitive roto league sitting in first with 106 points after last nights action. With the trade deadline this weekend, I was looking for opinions for any adjustments I should make (roster holes, sell highs, etc.). FYI this is a weekly line up league.

    C – Elias Diaz
    C – Yadier Molina
    1B – Cody Bellinger
    2B – Javier Baez
    3B – Eduardo Escobar
    SS – Jorge Polanco
    CI – Kyle Seager
    MI – Keston Hiura
    OF – Eddie Rosario
    OF – David Dahl
    OF – Christian Yelich
    OF – Jorge Soler
    OF – Ramon Laureano
    Util – Kevin Kiermaier
    BEN – Roghned Odor, Andrelton Simmons, Bo Bichette

    P – Walker Buehler
    P – Stephen Strasburg
    P – James Paxton
    P – Hyun-Jin Ryu
    P – Shane Bieber
    P – Jose Quintana
    P – Dylan Cease
    P – Kirby Yates
    P – Luke Jackson
    BEN – Chris Archer, Rich Hill, Dinelson Lamet, Sean Manaea

    Any thoughts/feedback are appreciated!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe one or two of your SPs to upgrade your util? Archer (and Hill?) for Willie Calhoun-type?

  19. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Happy fourth! July the fourth be with you….. …

    I take it you say Sonny gray over Dylan Cease?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d rather have Cease in shallower leagues for the upside and Gray in deeper leagues for the floor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        Thanks to both I decided to keep both and get rid of extra bat.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  20. Cable says:
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    h/h 12 team redraft weekly lineup set…..what SPer is worth a B McKay & Do German combo

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Strasburg, Wheeler, Bumgarner, Corbin range maybe

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  21. Twins Peaker says:
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    How much do you guys believe in McNeill?

    I have an expiring Benintendi and Abreu and could offer either for McNeill to a contender. Both the expiring contracts could be renewed at a discount after the draft but I’m really liking McNeill and think he can be a solid points league mainstay. What do you guys think? I was thinking of proposing:

    I get McNeill and Realmuto
    I give Benintendi, W. Ramos

    Thoughts?

    • Jeff says:
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      For what it’s worth I watch him everyday. I think he could hit 20 homers if he decides to pull the ball more. He was a non prospect until he hit 19 homers in the minors last year despite always hitting for a high average. Reminds me of Murphy before he decided hitting homeruns is a good thing for his bank account

      • Twins Peaker says:
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        Thanks for the feedback. Makes me want him on my team even more.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure, I’d do that deal. McNeil isn’t the kind of guy that will just disappear.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      For future years? Sure, agree with DT

  22. Jeff says:
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    Everry time I look at the CBS app and see Sale with 2 on, no outs and 21 pitches in the first inning, I wonder WTF I was thinking trading for him the offseason after he won a WS and had to push those 155 lbs to the Max.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know, he hasn’t been fun

  23. Stream Weaver says:
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    Thames or Jose Martinez?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      JoMart for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  24. LG Baseball says:
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    Happy 4th of July Grey!

    Appreciate all that you do and cheers to the best fantasy baseball site around!

    LG

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Happy 4th!

  25. tonydell902 says:
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    Happy 4th guys, Chance Sisco or Francisco Mejia ROS? Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sisco for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  26. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Happy Independence Day Brother Gray, Mr. Teeth.

    Real quick…SON used to like Plesac @ KC, but hates him now. Are we starting or sitting him? He’s been pretty “not good” as of recent, but KC has never seen him. In a league where I need all the pitching I can get do I roll the dice or avoid? If he gets blown up it would erase all of the SON stream calls that have paid off so far this week.

    Cheers!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d roll the dice

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        Thanks Mr. Teeth, I ended up missing his start while trying to research. He’ll probably go CG shutout on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! I don’t trust him

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        I’ll trust him on my bench to not do any harm. If he does well, I’ll keep him. If he defecates the sheets I’ll probably cut him loose in all but my 16 team 6×6 league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  27. Ruiz says:
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    12tm keeper (3 – no penalty) obp & slug %/S & H

    Clevinger/Goldy/Meadows for Cruz/ Benintendi?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Goldy/Meadows side

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  28. Kcc26 says:
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    Drop scooter for laureano in a 12 team mixed H2H?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  29. stevie says:
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    would you start woodruff today at cincy?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I am

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Agree with DT

  30. Will says:
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    That Cubs loss last night was soul crushing. Maddon leaves Contreras out in right field for the 9th and he whiffs a fly ball that Heyward would have easily caught. WTF, Joe? Darvish also, cruising rigth along until he leaves a gopher ball right out over the plate which gets crushed. Grrrrr. Ok, rant over.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Maddon’s about to get fired, maybe not until after this season, but feels headed that way

      • Will says:
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        They’re screaming for Maddon’s head over at Bleed Cubbie Blue. The natives are restless in Chicago…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, about time for a regime change

          • nitro says:
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            There was no healthy outfielder to replace Contreras.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha, I didn’t know

  31. Alps says:
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    Grey
    Treinen or Rogers
    One has to be dropped
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d lose Rodgers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • 183414 says:
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        Treinen shouldn’t be closing and Rogers should. Both teams in the hunt for a post season berth. I believe Rogers is the closer. I also believe that Hendriks is 10x better than Treinen.

  32. Rill says:
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    Would you add Thaiss or JUp over any of the following in a points league?

    Olson
    Laureano
    Murphy

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  33. Binx says:
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    Drop Alvarado for which closer

    Lorenzen
    Elias
    Kelley
    Hendriks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Kelley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelley

  34. Bill says:
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    Would you add Thaiss over the following in a Roto league

    Hiura
    Kingery
    Laureano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d hold

  35. Murica says:
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    Happy 4th day of the month of July!

    In a SV+H league, would you hold or drop Shawn Kelley for either Hendriks or Hansel Robles?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Meh, I’d hold

  36. baby seal says:
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    Happy Merica Day, G!

    Matt Adams hit a HR last night and Cooper went 0-3!!! I bet Anime Grey would’ve known better. :)

    Thanks for your help anyways!

    Trying to avoid the sharks out here,
    – Baby Seal

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t be picking fights with Anime Grey!

      • baby seal says:
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        ROFL, he’s my favorite!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Better! Haha

  37. baby seal says:
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    Also, ppl lovin’ baby seal on these pages… just sayin’!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who doesn’t love baby seals? Why not try something difficult and call yourself Cram it or Donkey Teeth?

  38. baby seal says:
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    Also, lay off the weed! That was a funny comment on Ralph’s post

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I’m not stoned (mostly)

  39. msh2404 says:
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    Vlad or JRam?
    Goldy or Voit?
    Hoskins or Goldy?
    Strasburg or JRam?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vlad, Goldy, Hoskins, Stras

  40. Not Randy BoBandy says:
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    My one team has Trout, Bellinger, and Bell. Yes I’m in 1st! Nothing concrete to actually add but I won the lottery.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, very nice!

  41. Earl says:
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    Would you trade Brendan McKay for Mike Soroka?

    What about Keston Hiura for Scott Kingery??

    Thanks guys

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      Nah

  42. Jammer McSlam says:
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    I have Mondesi, Biggio and Anderson on the DL. Concerned for the future for both Biggio and Anderson though.

    I was offered DeJong for my Domingo German in a H2H 12 team OBP league. Take it?

    Other starters:
    Giolito
    Corbin
    Flaherty
    C. Smith and Streamers

    • Jammer McSlam says:
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      Oh and are we comfortable dropping Anderson? I was thinking in an OBP league where he might not be stealing he drops past usability in a 12 team league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson? Tim? No, don’t drop him

      DeJong side

  43. Curious George says:
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    Pick up and hang onto sonny or stream Teheran or Perez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d hold Sonny

  44. ellis says:
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    Anibal Sanchez John Means or Sonny Gray and do you trust any of them

    Also, have a deal on the table and wondering if you see Bauer as a top ten starter in the second half

    thank you and hppay 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray, Means, Anibal, that order

      Bauer’s around a top 10 SP

      Happy 4th!

  45. toolshed says:
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    Keeper league: bryse Wilson or Matt strahm?

    Sisco or Carson kelly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you really keeping these guys? Wilson

      Sisco

      • toolshed says:
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        Doubtful but we have 20 guys who we can keep per team and a budget. I picked all of them up and can keep them for basically nothing.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, seems doubtful

  46. Jadon says:
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    What are your thoughts on Eflin?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you Eflin with me? Kidding, I like him, think he’s a #4-5 fantasy starter, which is benched for tough matchups, but worth owning in most mixed leagues

  47. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    HAPPY 4th of July Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th, MP!

  48. EB says:
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    Happy Happy Joy Joy and all that other jazz, but seriously enjoy your holidaze today! So quick question…On a 10 team 5×5 HTH with OBP and QS go with Franmil Reyes(already own) ,Laureano or Yuli to try to improve this roster? Can add abench bat and keep Reyes by dropping say R.Elias(have to keep 4 decent RP’s for saves to keep pace). Or could stand pat on O and swap out Sonny Gray for R.Elias. Or just hold in general any swaps youd recommend? Thanks in advance.

    C Sanchez
    1B Freeman
    2B/1B/3B Muncy
    3B/1B/2B Chavis
    SS/2B/3B Baez
    OF F. Reyes
    OF Domingo Santana
    OF Yelich
    UTIL OF Jiminez
    UTIL OF Buxton
    UTIL OF Meadows
    BN SS Correa (on IL no spot)
    IL SS Time Anderson

    SP M.Clevinger
    SP Jack Flaherty
    SP Mike Soroka
    SP B.Woodruff
    SP Matthew Boyd
    SP G.Canning
    RP Edwin Diaz
    RP Raisel Iglesias
    SP Walker Buehler
    RP C.Martinez
    RP R. Elias
    RP I.Kennedy
    IL C.Kluber

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! You too!

      Laureano over Elias and start him while Bux and Meadows are struggling

      • EB says:
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        Thanks man, I was tempted by Sonny lol. Also didnt know if Chavis was worth hanging on to bit with down 2 SS’s I have to play Baez there and Chavis or Muncy at 2nd and 3rd.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can lose Chavis prolly

  49. Cable says:
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    Time for a Berkshire Pork Chop on the grille and a Craft Beer …..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds awesome!

  50. Tyler says:
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    In a vacuum trading Springer for Snell a fair deal?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  51. Daze says:
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    Any idea why Martinez didn’t get credited with a save last night.
    He pitched to one batter with a 3 run lead
    Just wondering

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Need to start inning with 3-run lead

      • Daze says:
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        Ahhhhhh
        Did not know that
        Thanks
        Enjoy the 4th

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          4th!!!

  52. Benintendo64 says:
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    I recently discovered that Castellanos is in fact Hispanic and not Greek.. I’m not sure what to make of this.

    Happy Fourth!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s all lies!

      Happy 4th!

  53. Jason says:
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    Drop cease for lamet?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  54. AL KOHOLIC says:
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    happy 4th everyone,be safe and lightem if you gottem

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th, AL! They’re lighten!

  55. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    The Oz reference in the Alvarado blurb was high quality.

    I think I’m going to start using strike zone aficionado in a sarcastic way. “Tyler Chatwood, like fellow strike zone aficionado Carlos Marmol,…”

    Oh yeah, Happy 4th!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th, Fred Garvin!

      HAHA, I like that idea on using strike zone aficionado

  56. florida jack says:
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    happy 4th

    start Happ at tampa today? H2H caregories

    thanks

    • florida jack says:
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      sorry, categories*****

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! I think you have to start him

  57. Sam says:
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    Alfaro or sisco (not the rapper)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, Alfaro

  58. lwomack58 says:
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    Need a solid bat for ROS:

    C. Dickerson, Jose Mart, Maza, Desmond, Belt, A. Simmons and A. Garcia.

    Which two would you pickup.

    Thanks and have a nice holiday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Desmond, Jo-Ma — you too!

  59. Matty says:
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    Do you like Means over Heaney ROS in an RCL?
    Enjoy the 4th. (A lot of my workplace correspondence around the holiday have included “Have a safe holiday” which makes me wonder if folks in the PNW blow off their fingers at a higher rate than usual in honor of us defeating the Brits).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Means

      Happy 4th!

      Be safe out there!

  60. Brett says:
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    So Gallen isn’t pitching this weekend with Smith returning. Have you heard anything regarding him being sent down?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I haven’t

  61. Primetime says:
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    10 team keeper OBP

    Grey, trade lindor Soroka and my 1st rd pick next year for trout and 3rd rd pick next year?
    Thoughts ?
    Starters
    Grandal
    Rizzo
    Moncada
    Riley
    Lindor
    Rosario DL
    Osuna DL
    Bellinger
    Tatis

    Scherzer
    Verlander
    D German
    Bieber
    Bauer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  62. CloudTown says:
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    Happy 4th of July Grey!

    In my 10tm keeper $340 auction got a trade offer of $15 Soto for $43 Mookie. $5 inflation each year.

    I love Sexy Dr. Pepper, nice keeper price but it’s Mookie! Dude’s been trying to get him off me for weeks.

    I’m torn!

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th!

      I’d take Mookie

  63. William Hung says:
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    So tough to act all pissed at Alvarado knowing he had to go back home and deal with family – word is that his mom was/is sick. I’m rostering him believing he can turn things around on the mound. Greg Holland though can kick rocks – who do you think replaces him there?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s why he went back home? I thought he was talking peace process or some shizz… Yoan Lopez, maybe, but it seems doubtful — they’ll want to try to get Holland saves for trade value, at least for another couple of weeks

    • hondo says:
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      Although I’ve never met him ,can’t speak for him and have no personal connection with Grey,I’ve been a fan of this site for about a decade and have always gotten good baseball advice from Grey,Cram and the Gang.And in the ROY spot-Donkey Teeth.
      It was only when you started with the FIRST!! posts at 3AM that I shared with Grey how special and meaningful that time of the morning had been to me,coinciding with the timing of my Pops insulin checks at 3AM.I had the shit from Hell going on,but the Daily Razzball post was a little light in the corner.
      He had probably assumed I was an east Coast meth head,because who else would be up at that time posting?When he found out different,he was quick to be kind and sympathetic.

      Anyway,he’s a good guy,look how heartfelt he was about Skaggs.I know he was feeling that for real.
      All he does is write,C’mon,he’s like the inverse infinite monkey theorem Fantasy Baseball guy.He can’t always be right about everything.

      Wait,Grey could be a West Coast meth head.I’m so confused.
      Peace to All.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thanks, Hondo! Happy 4th!

        • hondo says:
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          Happy Every Day to you.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Thanks! You too!

  64. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Happy 4th of July.

    An owner dropped Scooter Gennett in my 12-team keeper league. I’m currently rolling out Kevin Newman. I’m thinking meh…what says you?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th!

      Meh

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        What do you think about Thaiss over Daniel Murphy?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  65. ThE sHiT says:
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    Earthquake…you good Grey? And everyone else in the LA SoCal area?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m laying under my Giancarlo plaster of paris statue, but I’m good

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You good, homey?

      • ThE sHiT says:
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        Im good. What a way to start the 4th!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  66. krazyivan says:
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    Happy Holidays Grey,
    Hold Garrett Cooper (love rootin’ for the guy but plz join the fly ball revolution) or drop for Jose Martinez?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Cooper

      Happy 4th!

  67. hondo says:
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    KRod hit 99 MPH.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Who now?

      • hondo says:
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        Fernando Rodney in the 9th for the Nats.Doolittle was unavailable.The 99 MPH pitch wasn’t exactly in the zone,but he was barely hitting 90 when he got dropped.
        Hate to say it,but he’s looked pretty good,don’t expect it to last.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, KRodney… yeah, he looked good today, but Doolittle’s been great and was just resting today

          • hondo says:
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            Yeah,but after Trevor Rosenthal and some other bummers,we need somebody to take the 8th and the occasional 9th,this is looking like a decent dumpster dive for the Nats.The 99 was surprising.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True true

  68. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Happy 4th! For a La STELLAAAAA replacement, looking primarily for the strong AVG production but also RBI/R – Yuli or schmo Sogard? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      4th! Yuli

  69. Brett says:
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    For holds Baez in la or pagan in Tampa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez

  70. lwomack58 says:
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    Trade question

    Benintendi for Nola.

    Currently have Verlander, Cole, Minor, Stripling, Miles, McKay, Cease and Odorizzi.

    Thank you for answering questions on the holiday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Benintendi, even tho

  71. Quill says:
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    Would you add any of the following over JUp in a roto league?

    Newman
    Pillar
    Crawford
    Biggio
    Thaiss

    • Quill says:
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      Or Cooper

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  72. Bonx says:
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    SAGNOF I know, but one gotta go

    Romo
    Kelley
    Hendriks
    CMart

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hendriks

  73. FantasyLand says:
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    Grey, someone dropped Kingery. Chris Taylor is also available. Would you drop Newman for either of them?

    • LenFuego says:
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      Either one. I’d go Kingery, cuz less playing time concerns.

  74. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Happy 4th of July my friend. Would you drop Jordan Lyles for Dinelson Lamet? Thanks as always

    • LenFuego says:
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      Nah … Lyles has been performing … Lamet is speculation. If Lamet performs well over several starts, reassess.

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        cant afford having him give up 7 runs (13 runs given up in 2 starts since coming off IL). Here are my choices for replacements:

        lamet
        urquidy
        vargas

        • LenFuego says:
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          Yeah, had not seen what he did today. I am kind of intrigued by Urquidy, but it is not clear he will stick in the majors … his AAA stats this season are yummy, and not many AAA pitchers’ stats are with the big league juiced ball being used down there. Not hard to imagine him getting some cheap wins with Houston’s lineup behind him.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try Lamet

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! Sure, try Lamet

  75. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Happy 4th Grey! I feel weird asking this, but you starting Lance Lynn tonight at home vs Angels in a shallow 10 team mixed league where you arent chasing any categories or desperate for starts? I figured it would be a no brainer, but the robot SON has me very worried and confused, he is a -5.5. I could be wrong, but I think the bot has liked Lynn recently. Your thoughts? Thanks in advance and have a good night. I hope Ted does okay with fireworks! My 2 dogs are terrified.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th! I’d start Lynn

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ted’s pretty chill with them, thanks for asking!

  76. ThE sHiT says:
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    Chavis/Harper for JoRam/Domingo Santana/McKay, what side?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo side

  77. krazyivan says:
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    Looking forward to the ROS rankings. I know you mentioned Bell as tough one to peg but I’m interested to see how low Betts drops. The walks and runs not only have saved him in fantasy but I guess is why he is he is an All Star-it sure isn’t for hitting.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah hard to be too down him with his ability

  78. Joe Schmo says:
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    Brantley or votto worth a #1 waiver priority to use in a 12 team 5×5 roto keeper? Concerned my opponent will pick up one or both. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brantley is

  79. Charlie says:
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    Grey,

    Happy 4th of July!!! You are what makes America Great..perhaps we should make some hats that read “GAMA” (Grey Alright Makes America).

    I’m in a 12 team, 9×8, h2h Yahoo league with some unusual categories (runs, h, hr, rbi, sb, bb, k, tb, avg, ip, w, l, sv, k, era, whip, qs). I’ve been offered his Bauer for my Abreu and Didi. Should I accept or reject? Below is my team. I know I have way too many bats and not enough pitching, but wanted to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

    C – James McCann
    1b – Alonso, Abreu, Cron
    2b – Mondesi
    3b – Jose Ramirez, Senzel
    ss – Story, Didi
    of – Gallo, Robles, Mazara, Domingo Santana, Benintendi, Dahl
    util – Nelson Cruz

    sp – Corbin, Porcello, ERod, Ryu, Heaney, Lucchesi
    rp – Iglesias, Neris, Alvarado

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Happy 4th, Charlie! GAMA!

      I’d take Bauer

      • Charlie says:
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        Thanks, Grey!! You too!! Lol I def think GAMA can take off. Just need someone make a prototype. I’d def rock it.

  80. Thundershoe says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Would I be a fool to straight up drop Treinen? I have Hendriks, L. Jackson, W. Smith, C-Mart, and T. Rogers as my relief core. My SPs are L. Castillo, Bieber, Paddack, Lucchesi, Marquez, Clevinger, and Giolito. I want to pick up another starter to squeeze in a couple extra starts during this double-length H2H matchup.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Feels too soon to drop Treinen

  81. Jordan Otte says:
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    Hershiser on Ryu’s curve to strike out Myers, “There it is, Uncle Charlie. I don’t know if that’s the right term if you’re Korean.”

    LMAO

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA

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