On a treadmill, Billy Beane screaming at Jonah Hill, “Get me Starling Marte!” as he presses the speed faster and faster. Now, he’s at a brisk pace that could be described as, “Miguel Sano rolling downhill.” Jonah Hill, knowing he has to do as his boss says, or risk being fired, trades Jesus Luzardo for Starling Marte and that’s when…The music rises. All we see is a bandana tied around the back of a head. Tight close-up and we see a finger wave. Another close-up and we see someone putting their hand to ear to hear crowd noise. A little kid stands on a chair, and points, “Mah gawd, that’s Kim Ng’s music!” It is her, and she just fleeced Billy Beane. Yo, yo, YO YO YO, how do you trade a Starling Marte rental for Jesus Luzardo? The Marlins will show you how. Jesus Luzardo can be an ace as soon as next year and Marte? Well, who knows where he’ll be next year. Crazy value there for the Marlins. That’s how you do rebuilding and why I was giving such crap to the Pirates the other day over Adam Frazier. Though, giving crap to the Pirates is fun. They like it too, right? Pirates like anything to do with booty. As for Marte in his new home, welp, that park sucks, but it’s not like Crayola Canyon is a great park, and Marte’s more of a five-category performer than reliant on power. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Matt Chapman – 2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 13th homer. There’s no way Matt Chapman can come out of his season-long funk. Blake Snell, “Hold my beer.”

Sean Manaea – 6 IP, 0 ER, 1 hit, 1 walk, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.01. I’m not going to mention how some of you were dropping him after he opened the season with one bad start, except for this non-mention.

Blake Snell – 4 IP, 7 ER, ERA at 5.44. Does it matter if he’s home? Doesn’t matter. Does it matter if he’s healthy? Doesn’t matter. Does it matter who his opponent is? Doesn’t matter. All that matters is if he’s in my fantasy lineup.

Yimi Garcia – Traded to the Astros. Can’t believe Yimi’s no longer in Miami. Guess they’re now, M.I.A.-Yimi. Did I nail it or did I totally nail it?! Huh?! No? Yeah, fair. Anthony Bender would be my grab in Miami, but Dylan Floro is there. As for the Astros, well, not just doubleheaders, but all Astros games are gonna be 7-inning games now.

Myles Straw – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 1 RBI and two steals (16, 17). Drink up my fantasy milkshake with that Straw! Drink it up!

Yuli Gurriel – 3-for-6, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .316. Is it me or do the Astros still hit for average like it’s 2019? Hint:  It’s not me.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.30. I wanna like Odorizzi again, but struggling to and Streamonator making it easy to ignore.

Abraham Toro – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs a slam (8) and legs (4), and 2nd homer in as many games. Okay, he really does know the Astros’ signs, so am I joking when I say that or no? Whatever the case, if he’s playing, that fish can swim! (Hot schmotato.)

Kyle Seager – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer, and his 3rd homer in three games. Must not hurt to have some fresh fished competition with Toro in Seattle. Seager is seeing red, and Toro is chasing him.

Joey Gallo – Acquired by the Yankees. “Fuggedaboutit, my Yanks just acquired My Cousin Vinny!” “What are you tawkin bout? They got Joey Gallo!” “That’s what I’m tawkin’ bout!” This then goes on for ten minutes until the gravy is ready.

Joey Gallo in the Bronx is interesting, but Joey Gallo can hit a home run in rural Alabama; he’s not going to homer in Yankee Stadium? I get a little excited about the thought of Judge, Giancarlo and Gallo going back-to-back-to-back, even if I roster none of them. But this shizz never works out as you think. Gallo’s gonna hit .220, because he always hits .220 and he’ll hit some bombs, because he always hits some bombs. Putting a guy with the most raw power from the left side in that dinky short porch fence park does give the feels of an incoming 25 homers in the final two months. Personally, I can’t believe the Yankees are moving on from Ryan LaMarre. He was so good in 2012.

Eduardo Escobar – Acquired by the Brewers. “It’s time for Edu.Escobar to school you on the fun stuff!” That’s Escobar going north for Narcos: Milwaukee. Bringing the sniffy-sniffy to the drinky-drinky, Escobar knows how to party! The Brewers acquired Escobar, saying they can see him playing 1st base. “How can they not see me?” asked Rowdy Tellez. On the reals, the Brewers might be the only team ever to acquire a 1st baseman, not play him, then turn around and acquire another 1st baseman. Brewers about to go out and get Freddie Freeman, aren’t they? So, Escobar’s value goes up a little with this trade: Better park. Lineup’s garbage but so was his last one. In Arizona, this is good news for Asdrubal Cabrera’s playing time. The bad news is it’s Asdrubal Cabrera.

Adrian Houser – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.69, in 70 pitches. So hard to trust Houser, Lauer and FreddyKBB right now without knowing how many innings any are going to throw.

Rodolfo Castro – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th and 5th homer, as he now plays 2nd base for the Pirates. He has only five hits in his career. Meaning: He’s only homered! Hahahahahahaha–WHAT?! Yesterday, on a 2-0 pitch from Josh Hader, Castro guessed slider and hit a home run. What kind of lunatic guesses slider on a 2-0 pitch from Josh Hader? Rodolfo Ruth, that’s who. He did have 11 homers (and six steals!) in 207 minor league at-bats this year, while hitting .300. Prolly can do worse in deeper leagues.

Trea TurnerNats-Phils game was postponed, due to Covid. The Nats have 12 positives, including four players. Next time, you might want to let a guy get Covid with a slower sprint speed. Okay, make it make sense:  They banged last night’s game, but they let players start playing the night before prior to having Covid test results.

Magneuris Sierra – 1-for-5 as he now plays center field for the Marlins. Hey, I said the Marlins got better as far as pitching goes. I didn’t say anything about their hitting.

Garrett Cooper – Out for the year, opting for surgery on his UCL tear. Worst case of Gamelitis since Mat Gamel.

Jesus Aguilar – 2-for-4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. Is he still a Marlin? How about now? Now? What about now?

Trey Mancini – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer. Truly an aspiring story this year for Mancini, which gets you a Sunday morning local news story, so that ain’t helping us, but his fantasy value definitely is, as he ranks right in the top 20 for outfielders on the Player Rater.

Austin Riley – 1-for-4 and his 20th homer, and third homer in two games. By any chance, did Riley get taught hitting by Justin Upton or Adam Duvall? Austin Riley is like the personification of a hot streak.

Tylor Megill – 5 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.04. With guys being shut down or limited all over the league, pitchers like Megill are going to win and lose people fantasy leagues.

Mychal GivensReds acquired him from the Rockies. It almost didn’t happen, because the Reds were asking for him, and Rockies kept demanding manners. “Who do you want?” “Givens.” “What do you say?” “Givens?” “What do you say?” “Please?” “That’s right.” The Reds are such a shizz show of a pen that I wouldn’t be half-shocked to see Givens get saves.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homer, and now five straight games with a home run. Since the All-Star Break, Votto has eight homers; the Rangers have four. At the All-Star Game, Liam Hendriks stood on the mound, cussing a blue streak. From his Australian-accented “Holy Shizzballs,” emerged a small kangaroo that was named Joey, and that “Holy Shizzballs” Joey grew into Joey Votto.

Tyler Mahle – 6 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.71. T. Mahle’s been riding my ratios hard and putting them away wet, but I do try to maintain hope.

Jared Walsh – Hit the IL with an intercostal strain. How did he strain the road that runs north and south in Florida? My guess is he’s out until September, but I honestly didn’t hear the severity of the strain.

Shohei Ohtani – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 37th homer, hitting .280. Barry Bonds WHO?! Sorry, I was just reading about Barry Bonds, then suddenly the World Health Organization.

Max Stassi – 1-for-3 and his 9th homer. Meh, like every catcher he’s hitting for a bad average. Which is what I say to fool you. He’s hitting .306.

Trevor Story – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer. All the trades are happening and Story’s like Santa’s Little Helper tiptoeing past the TV, trying to get other teams’ attention.

Raimel Tapia – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 19th steal, hitting .285. Angels’ pitching is so bad it’s making the Rockies road hitters.

Lucas Giolito – 6 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7Ks, ERA at 3.67. Would be a wild ride to get there, but, if Giolito gets to 3.30 ERA by year’s end, it’s kinda exactly what we expected.

Eloy Jimenez – Left yesterday’s game with groin tightness. *smoking five cigarettes at once* I don’t know if I can go on.

Anthony DeSclafani – 2 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 3.10. It stands to reason if a whole pitching staff was in the same team bus, they’d all get to the costume ball late together, and would all simultaneously turn into pumpkins.

Cody Bellinger – 1-for-5 and his 5th homer, hitting .165. *staring into the sun until the glare overtakes your vision and burns out your retinae* I think I saw a Cody Bellinger home run.

Walker Buehler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.19, moving his record to 11-1. Um, are people talking about how good his season is? Buehler…Anyone?

Madison Bumgarner – 7 IP, 2 ER, 5 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.87. Yeah, cool, cool, but it was vs. the Rangers and tell me now who’s facing them next because I want to stream everyone vs. Texas.

Daulton Varsho – 1-for-3 and his 5th homer, and four homers in the last week. Tally Vaarseho!

Joakim Soria – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 4.30. Sick of watching Arizona’s saves go unclaimed on waivers, I bit the bullet and grabbed Soria in a few leagues. So. Dot dot dot. Yesterday, Tyler Clippard (1 IP, 0 ER) got his 1st save. Don’t laugh at me, it’s hurtful.

Kwang-Hyun Kim – 2 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.31. The Regression Fairies love what you did with your hair and hate your f**king fantasy team.

Dylan Carlson – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer. Between him and Bader, who’s hotter? Not to answer but to lightly touch both and see which one sizzles louder.

Cesar Hernandez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer. He’ll be in Friday’s Buy column — which is already available on Patreon — as he was in last week’s and the previous week’s and, well, perhaps you should get your bangs cut because you’re missing stuff right in front of your face.

Franmil Reyes – 3-for-3 and his 18th and 19th homer. The $54 Vending Machine Steak needs to eat!

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-4 and his 22nd homer. Such a bummer to think all his fantasy value was lost when Lindor was traded. Brutal news.

Zach Plesac – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.26. Guardians jumped out to a big early lead and Plesac cruised out to the Ivictory Coast for a free night at the W.

Wily Peralta – 3 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 3.64 vs. J.A. Happ – 3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.77. “Maybe I should just see what kind of deals he’s talking about?” That’s Wily Peralta after hearing Just Awful Happ had some extra Just Awful he could sell him.

Brent Rooker – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 4th homer, and three homers in four games. Rooker about to Wally Pipp Buxton out of a job. Kidding. Take it easy. Rooker is a hot schmotato though.

Max Kepler – 1-for-5, 2 runs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in four games. Kepler is in that file of players like Soler and Springer, and not just because his name ends with -er. He could be better in the 2nd half than he was in the 1st.

Miguel Sano – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs and his 16th and 17th homer. Get ready for seven homers in ten days from Sano.

Ryan Jeffers – 2-for-3, 6 RBIs, and his 7th and 8th homer. Have an idea for an experiment: Put Tony Wolters in as the Twins’ catcher and see if he can get on a 20-homer pace.

George Springer – 2-for-7 and his 9th homer. Oh man, I just realized Springer has nine homers in less than a month of games. Cody Bellinger, you nincompoop!

Randal Grichuk – 3-for-6, 3 RBIs and his 19th homer. Never forget Adam Duvall became Grichuk 2.0, but without Grichuk 1.0 there would be no Grichuk 2.0. Haha, am I talking nonsense or do you follow? I’m saying Grichuk gets hotter than a witch’s areola.

Robbie Ray – 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.04, waist 34″, inseam 17″, ass crack visible from space. Can Robbie Ray get some looser-fitting pants or no? Or put on some pants over your pants!

  1. galica123 says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Yo!

    a. Grichuk has 19 HRs and 66 (!!!) RBIs. Name a player on your active roster with more RBIs? Crazy thought, if you just locked him in from day 1 and forgot about him….

    b. Endured Kim’s debacle yet still tied for 1st in my ESPN league…despite Eloy’s penchant for both getting and giving me groin injuries! Hopefully it’s not serious enough for an IL stint.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for July 29, 2021

    Mrs. Potter: ‘I don’t think you’d love me if I were poor.’

    Hammer: ‘I might, but I’d keep my mouth shut.’

    Hammer=Groucho; Potter=Margaret Dumont

    The Cocoanuts

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for July 29, 2021

    ‘God gives us many holes in our body,’ Blyleven said Wednesday morning. ‘And he just spoke out of the wrong one. That’s the way I look at it.’

    (Bert Blyleven on WFAN July 18, 2012, talking about Reggie Jackson insulting him as not being Hall-of-Fame worthy)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ugh, so true, what even, Bellinger has like 12 RBIs

      B. Damn

      D. Hahaha

  2. Jeffe says:
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    Good stuff as usual. Catching an early flight this morning and saw the lovely IL designation for Walshy. Is Walsh worth a hold if he’s out a month? I got no room on my IL at the moment and he’s taking my only positional bench spot. When do you think Luis Robert will be back on the active roster? Thanks!

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Lou Bob could be back next week…. Moved his rehab to AAA earlier this week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Lou Bob’s prolly a week away, I’d go with him over Walsh…If no room for Walsh, can lose him

  3. lindorphins says:
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    Finally a Ray Romano game. Who doesn’t love that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  4. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    You know, Toro homered in the last 2 games before he was traded as well. So, now 4 in a row.

    • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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      yeah surprised he didn’t mention that.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup, totally didn’t know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      WHAT? Really? I had no idea — damn!

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      Toro’s the first player in MLB history to homer for and against a single team on consecutive days.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh wow

  5. Bbboston says:
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    Grey,

    Can you share thoughts on Patrick Sandoval?

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      He’s a good pitcher that should be rostered in all 12 teamers and some 10 teamers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Just went over him on Monday after his near no-hitter

  6. Michael b says:
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    1: I just dropped magill (who I dropped jarren duran for) for Brent rooker, was that a mistake?
    2. Also is anyone on the waivers better than anyone in my lineup? Here’s my lineup:
    C: Omar narvaez
    1b: freddie freeman
    2b: jonathan schoop (DTD seems extremely minor)
    3b: justin turner
    Ss: trevor story
    2b/ss: didi gregorius
    1b/3b: josh bell
    Of: cavan Biggio, mike yastrzemski, mark canha, adolis garcia, max kepler
    Utility: kebryan hayes
    Bench: dylan carlson, brent rooker, Jarred kelenic
    3. Biggio, yastrzemski, adolis, gregorius, and kebryan have been underperforming should I expect a strong second half?

    Waiver players: jarren duran, austin hays, Manuel Margot, wilmer florez, j.p Crawford, hunter Dozier, bobby bradley, Brendan Rodgers, Brandon marsh, leury garcia, gavin sheets, Greg Allen, abraham toro, Tyrone taylor, Sam Hilliard, Jack Mayfield, thairo Estrada, rodolfo Castro

    4. Is touki Toussaint better than Tylor magill? I
    5. Is duran better than brent rooker
    6. Could you rank: duran, kelenic, kebryan hayes, brent rooker and didi gregorius for the remainder of the second half (basing it on runs, homeruns, avg.)
    7. Thanks for the help you’ve helped a lot of people with fantasy including me all season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Apples/oranges
      2. Schoop, Biggio, Adolis, Hayes — Wilmer, Rodgers, Toro, Rodolfo

      4. Push
      5. For SBs
      6. Rooker. Duran, Hayes
      7. No problem

  7. Ian from the Heights says:
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    Rank em ros.

    Fried Mcclanahan Gomber and Muller. Thanks!

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      McC, Gomber, fried

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with B

  8. jason says:
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    just wanted to say thank you for the terrific advice on dropping Ryu and keeping Mannae! thank you thank you thank you.. Now onto my second question, is it OK for me to drop DJ Lamahieu?
    I get it that he’s rostered in 99% of the leagues but come on he’s really not doing anything other than being trash. Correct?
    Thank you sir. Also screw the angels bullpen. went with the streamanator yesterday and had an easy win coming with Heaney, until the angels bullpen decided to play. argh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem, yeah, you can lose DJ — yeah, Angels’ pen is so bad

  9. J-Hova says:
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    Haha – I did the same with Soria!

    Very shallow league and I’ve accumulated a ton of SP. need to drop one. Out of Gilbert, Sandoval, Maeda, Eovaldi and Ryu is Ryu the drop?

    Also Atmosphere released 4 songs off their upcoming album and I’m loving all 4 after being pretty underwhelmed by their last 2-3 albums if you get a chance to listen.

    Thanks Gray!

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Ryu is the drop

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup!

      Yes, can lose Ryu

      Oh, nice! I didn’t like his last few albums either…Will check out the new stuff tho

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        I also need a few new albums to listen to in general if you have anything

      • J-hova says:
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        Thanks!

        Right now I’m listening to:
        Evidence – Unlearning I’m a huge dilated fan so love anything they do. Production is way different than his previous work but I like it

        Sadistik – Lappel Du Vidde – he’s been incredibly consistent

        Ransom – Heavy is the Head. Was late to this one but really liking it

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah nice! Will check it out, thanks!

  10. Thundergunn says:
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    Great article!

    A. Miami’s staff next year could be Rogers, luzardo, sixto, Edward Cabrera, Pablo, alcantra whaatt??!?!?

    B. No mention of Duran Duran inside the park home run?!?!

    • VinWins

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      B. ruled triple and error.

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        B. which almost all inside the park HR’s in fact are, weird that some of them aren’t ruled in similar manner.

        • scoboticus says:
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          Should be ruled a triple and a stolen base, IMHO.

      • Thundergunn says:
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        Still, he was flying

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Ha, yup!

      B. He’s so fast! But was a triple, officially

    • hot corner says:
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      A. Plus Elieser and Max Meyer

  11. Dude says:
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    Are you starting both?
    Ryu at Boston
    Price at SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  12. Dude says:
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    Are you starting both?
    Ryu @ Boston
    Price at SF

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  13. LaRockakis says:
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    Mancini!

    • Dude says:
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      What are the Brewers going to do with Hiura? He was supposed to be big this year. Espn had him projected to hit 30 bombs.

      • The Harrow says:
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        wouldn’t be surprised if espn still had him projected for 30 HR’s. hehe.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Best thing for both of them is trade him while he still has value and a chance

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup!

  14. aardvark says:
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    Toro, Josh Harrison or seager? to replace Devers while he’s hurt

    • The Harrow says:
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      toro right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seager

      • aardvark says:
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        Seager over segura?

  15. BtheEsq. says:
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    RoS rank ’em:

    Duran
    Meadows
    Votto
    Baez

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Baez, Meadows, Votto

  16. William Hung says:
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    Luis Urias was dropped in my league – wanted to check if you think Urias is going to lose playing time to Eduardo Escobar. If he’s still playing everyday, I might give him a whirl @ 2B/3B for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Prolly loses some ABs

  17. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Can you rank these waiver guys for ROS (or give me your top 2):
    Cesar Hernandez, A. Bohm, J. Harrison, Kike Hernandez, K. Farmer, P. Wisdom, L. Wade Jr.

    Thanks, Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar, Kiké

  18. Cram It says:
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    I benched Bellinger and Chapman for the first time yesterday. So you’re all welcome. But also, F those guys.

    I’ve always wanted to go scorched earth on a middling team. Just drop everybody who is sinking you, instead of waiting for them to “come out of it”, when they were never in it to begin with. I’m gonna do that this weekend in ‘Perts as an experiment. August 1st will be the dawn of the All-Schmotato team!

    • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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      i’ve done this before, but only in spots where i like joined a keeper or dynasty in august and the team sucked. and the guys who sucked didn’t have any long term real value to hold onto so not really the same thing. if say i was in like 9th (out of 12) right now in a redraft it’s a fun idea though.

      • Cram It says:
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        I’m out of it, it’s a redraft, and with daily moves, there’s no better team/time to try it.

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Do it! I did a purge at the all start break… dumped that trash can Lindor too. Feels great!

      • Cram It says:
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        I dumped Lindor after he hit the DL. Him, Yelich and Ketel have completely hamstrung my roster for 4 months.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You got all the crap luck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      HAHA, your team can’t be much worse!

      • Cram It says:
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        Hey now! I scratched and clawed from the basement to two spots behind you. Wait until I unleash the Schmotatoes!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, it’s one of those years in that league

    • Primetime says:
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      I’m with ya. F those guys. Not even sure Bellinger is top 20 player

  19. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Would you drop Pham for Baddoo, for my 3rd OF / Bench?

    Thanks,
    Chris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  20. ray says:
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    Grey, how did you not give Votto the lead? Wow…you are on Joey Batts’ $hit list!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, gotta go with the trades

  21. JC says:
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    1. Saves and hold are separate categories. Rank top four from this list taking ratios into account as well.
    Soria, Barlow, Petit, Chafin, D Castillo, Ranger, Garrett, Hembree, Bender, Bard, D Williams, Britton, Lasagna,

    2. In a 12 teamer would you roster any of these guys or are they all streamers? Irvin, ERod, Z Thompson, Plesac

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Lasagna, Castillo, Ranger, Barlow
      2. Stream

  22. Jogon says:
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    Hey,

    Dynasty league, need some SP.

    Would you trade Y.Alvarez or K.Tucker one on one for Wheeler ?

    OF : Tucker, Robert, Alvarez, Meadows, Baddoo, Kelenic, Duran

    Thanks

    • BtheEsq. says:
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      Would try to move Meadows first, maybe with something added in. He still has great season long stats, although he has been less great over the last month. both Tucker and Yordan are better long term assets.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, to win this year and you need pitching…Prefer not to, agree with B too

  23. Matt says:
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    6×6 OPS keeper league, rank ‘em as keepers (no impact on draft):
    Chisholm
    Brujan
    Duran
    Robles

    Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Duran, Jazz, Vidal

      • Earl says:
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        having hard time with Duran and Vidal recommendations as they have done next to nothing.

        THen again, what do I know?? Educate me!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If they were on waivers in my most shallow leagues, I wouldn’t pick them up unless I needed SBs

  24. sportivetricks says:
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    Wow. This is the first time in a whileski that I have an actual question and don’t just want to interact with Grey and/or complain about a very bad Cody.( Bad Cody. Bad! Very bad!)

    I like this Megill. You think he’s a hold? Over, say, an Andrew Heaney type?

    Lurrrrrrrr

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yes, over Heaney, lurves

      • Snortive Snick says:
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        Thank you, Grey.

        Grey gooood. Cody bad bad bad. Bad Cody.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bad Cody!

  25. The sportsguy says:
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    10 TEam AL only (5×5)…this season is a disaster so looking to next year…

    Contracts only good for next year..

    Trade Mancini ($16) for Verlander ($1)? If verlander goes to NL I lose him but it’s only $1…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      To rebuild, don’t go out and trade for very old SPs coming off surgery

  26. Shitwolf says:
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    Baddoo Baddooo doo doo doo doo doo
    Baddoo Baddoo doo doo doo doo
    Baddooo Badoo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doooo
    Muppets love Akil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • Thesportsguy says:
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        Ok verlander or Dane dunning for $1…downside at $1 versus upside?

        Only get him next year!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Verlander over Dunning

  27. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    U starting Stripling vs KC tomorrow?

    Or am I just the king of wishful thinking… *cue 80s synth horns*

    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, start

  28. Brian says:
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    Currently in last in a 14 team league (guess that’s what happens when you draft Ketel, belly, lindor and Snell) it’s a 6×6 redraft league and I’m trying to make trades to still compete/ upset teams. Was offered German Marquez 4 Belly and Cease. take the offer? counter with sonny gray or means? or am I just a disgruntled belly owner acting rash and hold?

    Thanks!

    • frankgrimes says:
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      You can’t blame just those guys for sucking… Blame yourself!

      • Brian says:
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        haha I like it. Quite the down year after winning it all last year lol

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, hold

  29. scoboticus says:
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    Brandon Crawford says he’s ready to go today. We’ll see.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gotcha

  30. Dave Funnell says:
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    Am I the only one excited that Franmil Reyes now has 5 starts in the OF for the Indians, including three in the last week? Is this something they’re now leaning towards? Is he now eligible there for next year (specifically in Yahoo)? If so, I need to find my Balki and do the Dance of Joy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He needs 5 starts for Yahoo, so yeah — dance, dave, dance!

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        That is HUGE! I remember you saying he’s a top 25 hitter with that eligibility…..his value skyrockets for this year and next!

    • Montezuma's Revenge ... right now says:
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      yeah let’s get stanton there. i wasn’t aware franmil just now got 5 though, and that’s nice. yordan got at least his LF not long back too.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yes!

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        I think Reyes was OF-eligible in Yahoo since the start. They kept last year’s eligibility (which kept 2019 OF starts).

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      They’ve been filming the new Guardians in the Outfield movie, which is a 90 minute blooper reel of Franmil sprinting and diving on routine pop-ups and kicking the ball around the RF wall.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        HAHA

  31. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have Varsho and Haase. Since they both playing one at catcher and cycle the other to my OF/Util/Bench depending on matchups and whether they’re playing. Should I be looking to trade one of them, if I can find an interested buyer for a catcher?

    Also, a friend in my league picked up Kyle Farmer. I texted him, “You know what Kyle farms? Hot schmotatoes!”

    • frankgrimes says:
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      If you can find some dope to trade those rusty nails to do it…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, agree with Grimey

      • frankgrimes says:
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        You have to agree with me…. I’m leading all these fools in the RCLs!

  32. Dave Funnell says:
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    Cesar Hernandez to the White Sox. Must add for me. Love that pick up.

    Who do you like more ROS: Joe or Cesar? Points league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Connor Joe? No, not him

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        Sorry, it corrected my spelling. Meant to say Joc. Jon Pederson.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah, Cesar over him

  33. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Chicken Wing Day, Grey! gonna glut on some flats tonight (flats > drums)

    Need some battycall help today/ weekend (both Speed & HR’s).

    My Roster:
    12-team, 6×6 (OPS/QS), H2H, Redraft league

    C: Stassi
    1B: Freeman
    2B: Altuve
    3B: Arenado
    SS: Story
    IF: W. Franco
    OF: Laureano, Springer, Franmil Reyes
    UTL: Adolis
    BN: LaMonte, Wisdom
    SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Means, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Megill, Heaney
    RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Bender

    IL: Jazz Chisholm, Eddie Rosario, Ynoa

    Best available/ Hottest Schmotato’s:
    – Soler
    – R. Grossman
    – Grichuck
    – Tellez
    – Toro (no game today)
    – K. Seager (no game today)

    Would you drop anyone on my current roster (for one/ multiple of the above FA’s)?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, it’s been a year already?

      Wisdom for Soler, play Soler over Adolis

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        also, do you think LaMonte Wade is still a hold/ start over those other FA’s or can he be dropped too?

        thanks again

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hold

          • Dancin Homer says:
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            Just saw today’s Cubs lineup…no Bryant nor Rizzo…

            looks like they’re getting shipped somewhere shortly :(

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn

              • ray says:
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                Nice day to have Castilloin your lineup….AAA batting order

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha

  34. I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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    Grey!

    With Cesar Hernandez going off AND being traded to the White Sox… is he a pickup over sayyy Conforto or Soler?

    • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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      5×5 cat league btw

    • frankgrimes says:
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      Meh

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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        I keep poking Conforto with a stick, but he’s just sitting there.

        • frankgrimes says:
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          I like you

          • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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            We are in this together, friend.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              All of us!

        • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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          Hahahaha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Grimey

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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        What kind of players are roughly equivalent in terms of fantasy value right now? Just trying to get a feel for this guy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          As which guy? Cesar? He’s a top 12-15 2B

          • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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            Yes Cesar.. thanks, Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  35. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    wonder what the hold up is on the gallo + joely rod for 4 NYY prospects. reports all over the place many hours ago (14+) about this being done. wonder if NYY are trying like PHI to send over injured prospects claiming not injured.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, prolly doing due diligence, it’ll happen in some form, is my guess

  36. Mordacious Levator says:
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    ah shit, aquino now benched vs crappy righty for akiyama.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ugh

  37. Succos Baseball says:
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    Grey,

    Preference on potential 2022 keeper on Yahoo with OBP instead of AVG

    Ke’Bryan Hayes 6th Rd
    Jake Croneworth 14th Rd

    Both can be kept for 2 additional years

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cronenworth

      • Succos Baseball says:
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        Guy is giving me both for an expiring Mondesi contract.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Huh?

          • Succos Baseball says:
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            Haha, forgot that part. Guy wanted an expiring Mondesi contract for Hayes, 6th, Croneworth, 14, and/or Durran, 13th. Could’ve gotten 1 and a pick in the teens for 22 draft or 2 of them for Mondesi straight up.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems crazy

  38. Dancin Homer says:
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    Brad Hand just traded to the Jays; who’s next up (Hudson?) & would they be worth the immediate add?

    I assume you think Romano is still the closer in TOR and Hand becomes the setup guy too, right?

    • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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      Hudson or Finnegan is my guess… unless they deal Hudson too

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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        just saw Hudson is on the COVID IL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What a mess

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Finnegan

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Actually, Rainey would be my guess

          • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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            Legitimately forgot about him

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Is he IL’d too tho? I don’t know, it’s a mess

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Oh, he got activated today…

                • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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                  Rainey had a “stress reaction” in his right Tibia. I am having one of those right now trying to figure out this bullpen

                  • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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                    finnegan till hudson’s back. rainey’s been horrible.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Haha, prolly Finnegan/Rainey committee

                    • Dancin Homer says:
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                      mess is an understatement!

                      and that’s not even looking at TOR…reading some places say it’ll now be Hand others think Romano… what the heck

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Nah, Hand gets traded there he’s the closer until he’s not

  39. JohnnySquid says:
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    I’d just like to know how all these players are testing positive for COVID if the Vaccine is so great….

    • Keeks says:
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      Don’t ask questions you don’t wanna know the answer to..

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      pretty simple. vaccine doesn’t mean you can’t pop positives. anybody selling you otherwise probably works for a media company that is likely owned by or otherwise has interest in vaccine making conglomerates.

    • Stl Squat Cobblers says:
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      geezus, christos. Over 99% of those hospitalized currently due to covid… have NOT been vaccinated.

      Wake up. The vaccine is NOT a grand plot to track your future movements nor is it a plot by Soros nor is covid a hoax nor is the dems forcing their beliefs on you.

      The vaccine does not prevent 100% of people from getting the virus. It protects most AND if you get the virus after receiving the vaccine, you are FAR more likely to have mild symptoms.

    • Razzjunkie says:
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      Word right! The players would’ve much better off injecting themselves with bleach. Get some Clorox in them!!!

    • Uncle Razzkai says:
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      Vaccination rate among professional players aren’t as high as it should be. What if we told the players the vaccine was a performance enhancer (which it sort of is, as it actually increases the chances of them staying on the field) … bet vaccination rates would sky rocket.

      • Dubjay says:
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        I’ve been beating this drum for years. Just because you are a professional athlete, doesn’t mean you’re intelligent. You can respect them for their athletic prowess, but you shouldn’t be drafting them for their common sense.

  40. Chet says:
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    Hey, Grey! Where do you rank Zac Gallen next year? I’m not confident in starting him anymore. Thanks!

  41. scoboticus says:
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    Wow, looks like they’re actually going to have the Nationals DH today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  42. Keeks says:
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    Grey, much thanks for the Megill pick up. Could be huge for my squad down the stretch. Apologize in advance for the long question..

    Looking at adding one more guy who can get some QS, here are some trade targets from teams who need hitting:
    Manaea, Bassitt, J Mo, Framber, Darvish, Bieber, Flaherty

    Its a h2h league and I’m comfortably in playoffs, so looking for someone who will still be going 6+ innings in early september.

    My OF/Util/Bench right now (OBP and SLG instead of AVG and R): Gallo & Yordan locked in, then Belli, Eloy, O’Neill, Pham, Conforto, and Bader. (daily lineups)

    Not getting much interest for O’Neill/Pham/Conforto, but some interest in Bellinger bc of name value..

    Are you inclined to trade Bellinger and just ride with the hot bat out of the other guys, or rather hold Bellinger in case he heats up during h2h playoffs?

    Which of those SP targets above would you offer Bellinger for, knowing he is going to another playoff team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Belly for Yu, Bieber, Flaherty, or Manaea that order

      • Keeks says:
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        Aye Aye captain Albright. You are the Guardian of all waivers traffic, a noble calling.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  43. pizza5788 says:
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    Barlow or Gregory Soto ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

  44. Alps says:
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    would you trade Kyle Lewis for Ketel Marte
    I need Marte’s 2nd base eligibility when he comes back from the IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      • Alps says:
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        Thanks Grey
        You think Hudson becomes the next closer for Washington, I know he is on the IL right now, assuming he doesnt get traded of course

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, when he returns from IL

          • Alps says:
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            yup i hear you
            Thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

    • The Harrow says:
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      yeah. even with his preseason lewis at like 38 marte was right by that (not sure he might’ve been slightly higher or lower), but clearly right now k.marte more ROS value either way. probably keeper value too maybe.

  45. rhodyballer says:
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    Sewald and Ranger over Romano now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sewald

  46. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I dropped Hand two days ago (because he’s been so bad) and I have Romano. Closer Monkey indicates Hand is now Toronto closer.

    Yesterday, I watched Romano blow away BoSox in his 1-inning yesterday (perfect control and 100+ mph). My RPs (don’t laugh) are Karenchek; Romano; and Soto. What would you recommend?
    – My choice. Do nothing (until Hand shows he’s decent and usurps Romano)
    – Drop Romano or Soto (for Hand)
    – Pray something else happens and then drop Romano or Soto

    I’ve never paid much for RP — this year is 1st time its bitten me badly.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hand is the closer…Soto would be next choice

    • The Harrow says:
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      unless yr in some dead league hand won’t be out there very long.

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Waiveer tomorrow AM. Expect to keep Romano and claim Hand for Soto (waiver 5/12).

        • The Harrow says:
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          maybe you get lucky and say see hand get a TOR save tonight then can drop romano not soto (some news that he might get to game today). are protected for TOR saves if holding both till yr sure.

  47. rhodyballer says:
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    Cesar H or B Lowe at 2B?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cesar

  48. BtheEsq. says:
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    Drop Meadows, who has been pretty disappointing over the last month to pick up the revitalized Votto, Jaren Duran, Robie Grossman, or Rhys Hoskins?? Scoring categories are Runs, Hits, HR, RBI, Total Bases, SBs, OBP.

    Megill over any of McClanahan, Luis Garcia or Zac Plesac?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto

      Over Luis

  49. Robert Schroeder says:
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    Drop Margot or Groosman for Cesar Hernandez? They are both backups & playing Brendan Rodgers @ 2B so my weakest position.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Margot

  50. Uncle Razzkai says:
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    Hi Grey! Two questions, one fantasy and the other IRL/conspiracy.

    Fantasy Question: are we starting Kevin Gausman home vs. Astros (F Valdez) tomorrow? The bot is positive (+12.6) but that PIT start after Family Medical Emergency has me worried.

    IRL Question: think some players may have purposely tried to contract COVID (or at least put themselves within contact tracing) in order to avoid an undeisrable trade?

    Thanks for all the great reads!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      Ha, not sure that’s gonna stop them from being traded

      No problem

  51. ERad says:
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    All these trades are great but come on start moving some middling closers so I can start dumpster diving for the newly crowned closers who will then blow up my ERA and WHIP!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  52. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Hey Grey!

    10 tm 6×6 H2H OPS, QS (SP staff: Gausman, Woodruff, Kim, Kikuchi, Eovaldi, Bassitt, Disco, McCullers, Ray, JoMo, Taillon)
    Trade Gausman for Freeman? Do you think I have enough SP depth to do this?

    12 tm H2H OPS, QS, SV (Looking at possible 3B replacements for Devers)
    Trade K. Gibson for Yuli?
    OR pick up Mama Seager’s second favorite son?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Freeman or Yuli

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, I’d take Yuli…You don’t have SP depth to lose Gausman

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        If I’m forced to pick up a 3B would you go with K. Seager or Sano? Might be the same difference. Thanks for your help!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seager

  53. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Brad Hand to TOR
    Cesar Hernandez to CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        Will be interesting between now and tomorrow where players go.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            tepera to ws

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Nice

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                RIZZO to NYY!!!!!! i have a trade i need u to look over

                I give up:

                Luke Voit ($18)
                Jameson Taillon ($12)
                and my 1st roound pick (between #7 and #10 depending on how I finish this year)

                I get:

                Anthony Rizzo ($20)
                His 1st round pick (between #4 and #6 depending on where he finishes,

                Would you make the deal?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Works for me

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    Scherzer and Turner to LAD? Wow!!!!!!

  54. Think Andres Gimenez gets the call with Cesar going to CWS? He’s been pretty solid since being demoted

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess so

      • The Harrow says:
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        o.miller’s the one called up so far.

    • ray says:
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      Good call

  55. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Tanner Houck vs. Toronto (4IP, 2H,1ER, 1BB, 7Ks). Poop likey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! I know

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        Houck was just optioned back to AAA. Could just be procedural, or the Red Sox are acquiring a starter.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  56. hondo says:
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    I was expecting some surprises today but not this

    5. Andrew Vaughn (R) 2B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

      • hondo says:
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        I guess TLR is trying to show Cesar Hernandez that he has options and he better not get cocky.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I doubt Cesar is there yet

          • hondo says:
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            I’m going to call CDC and report that he has been exposed to Covid and needs to quarantine for 2 weeks just to get Vaughn that 2B eligibility.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  57. pugs slugs says:
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    10-TM H2H NL-Only (OBP)

    GM Grey,

    A) I’m in need of Saves for this week. Currently I have Kimbrel, Bard, and Rogers. I have Tepera as a handcuff for Kimbrel. I would need to drop Rogers to SAGNOF. Would you drop him for one of Givens or Finnegan (Hand gone and Hudson on Covid-IL). Unfortunately I can’t get Finnegan for his DH today if that’s the better option.

    B) Hoerner is out and there’s no word on the severity of his side injury. He hasn’t been doing much outside of OBP help since coming off the IL. Should I go ahead and move on to someone Like Sierra that has some SB potential? Other hitters available are: Duffy, Bote, Nogowski, and Parra. No good options. Duffy and Bote should probably see more time with one or both of Bryant and Rizzo being traded.

    C) If/When Story is moved, does Fuentes become an add for NL-Only?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Who is Rogers

      B. Those are not good options, see what happens with trades

      C. Sure

      • pugs slugs says:
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        A. Tyler Rogers (SF) – Not getting a lot of Save opps, but has helped with ratios.
        B. Agreed. Lost Acuña, now scrambling to fill an empty spot if Hoerner misses time.
        C. Might need to do this because of the Coors factor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          A. Meh, for Finnegan I guess is fine

          • pugs slugs says:
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            Thanks!

            Tough time of year. Currently in 1st place by 6 and 7 games. I have Tr. Rogers and Ian Anderson both out. Paddack and Corbin both suck and Gausman hasn’t looked that good. Alcantara and Marquez have been my only trustworthy guys lately.

            E. Hernandez is available. I may need to stash him.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, could see it

  58. toolshed says:
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    Which catcher goes: Vazquez, Murphy, varsho? Obp format, 2 catcher league. Thx

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Varsho

  59. ray says:
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    Looks like BoSox are on Scherzer’s wish list…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’d be on mine

      • ray says:
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        Pleasantly surprised as a life long Masshole haha I just thought east coast was a deal breaker…..love that in the same breath he turned the Yanks away hahaha

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, yeah

  60. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh Great Grey,

    I feel your pain with Mahle. And his H/A splits are getting ridiculous. It looks like he’s lined up for 2 home starts next week with MIN & PIT.

    Is it worth picking him up over these guys?
    Fried @StL; WAS
    Plesac @Tor; DET
    Alcantara NYM; @Col

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Plesac

  61. LastPlace says:
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    2 questions:

    Are you bullish on Madrigal for 2022?

    Madrigal or Jared Walsh for next year?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

      Walsh

      • LastPlace says:
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        Thx!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. speill says:
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    Do you have any updates on Eddie Rosario? Been out since before the break. The word on him from espn is he will be back the 16th. He’s not and can’t seem to find out any info on him. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He hasn’t been good in like 2 years

  63. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. I’m rostering Luis Urias (bench bat — 2B,SS,3B )but fear he may be losing ABs from Escobar. Ty France (1B,2B) is available.- France or Urias?

    2. Who’s the cut. Romero; Ranger; Soria?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      France
      2. Who is Romero?

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        romano. probably not talking about james romero from his poker fantasy league. by the way don’t cut james romero from your poker leagues.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          JC Romero stinks

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Romano; Ranger; Soria

    • goodfold2 says:
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      yeah right now cut romano (TOR). by tomorrow soria might be like the 6th inning guy somewhere though or dick rod’s taken over in PHI or something.

  64. Matt says:
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    1) Looking to replace Lourdes at 2B – Cesar, India, Kike?
    2) Yaz, Grisham, Belly been terrible OF — What moves would you make — Grossman, Pollock, Conforto, D Smith, Soler, Rooker, JD Davis, Kepler, Naquin
    3) Dropping either Sonny Gray or Gallen? Available – Gonsolin, Price, Taillon, Cobb, Gomber, JMont, Skubal, L Webb

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cesar
      2. Conforto over Yaz
      3. Both, but these are matchups

      • Matt says:
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        Thanks Grey! What the heck happened to Gallen? He was a keeper for me this past year. Shoulda stayed on the fish.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Injured

        • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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          currently unfixed UCL sprain. probably at least 70% needs TJ. this happened back on may 12th. has nothing to do with ARI vs MIA (unless of course MIA would’ve made him get his UCL fixed and ARI didn’t, in that case, probably yes). his pitching stats on ARI were quite good till lately.

  65. The Harrow says:
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    was freaked out that t.estrada was the one to lose playing time with crawford back, then noticed “thairo road” is playing LF, yep that’s him, named wrong on baseball press’s lineup page.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, nice

  66. Worm Burner says:
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    Grey,

    Can you do me a favor and help with these rankings ROS?

    Pat Sandoval, Touki, Alex Wood, Maeda, Alcantara

    Thank you!

    • Worm Burner says:
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      Really just ROS as of right now. I know they’re all droppable if they deserve it

      Thanks man

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandy, Maeda, Touki

  67. rhodyballer says:
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    Drop S Gray, Means or Kikuchi first?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gray

  68. Joe Beisbol says:
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    At what point are we ok with dropping Bellinger in a 12-team, or, to a lesser extent, Grisham?

    • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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      like with every other drop question it’s about who you are dropping for. so if say tatis is in FA that would be at any point. clearly that’s not the case. i simply ain’t dropping grisham if OBP or OPS though unless some very odd people in FA.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  69. gargamel04 says:
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    One very nice thing about DeSclafani’s regression is that he only pitches bad when he’s supposed to. I’ve only benched him against the Dodgers, and he’s gotten me 6W/2.12/0.80/55K in 63 IP

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, that is helpful

  70. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    Finnegan gets the first save post-Hand. His career first save. First game of a double header today. They trusted him to try to save it for presumably Scherzer’s last game as a Nat. *shrug* It’s something?

    Probably Dan Hudson’s job if he isn’t traded and comes back healthy, but short term it looks like Finnegan’s job to lose.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I grabbed Finnegan

  71. Mordacious Levator says:
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    please god no! story might go to the mess.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NOOOOOOO

  72. rhodyballer says:
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    Schwarber over Lindor?

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      hells yeah. back sooner too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ok

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Flip a coin? It’s be for UTIL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What? No, Schwarber

          • rhodyballer says:
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            Ok thanks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  73. Keeks says:
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    Albombso! carrying my squad in power numbers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  74. 6 X 6 — net wins – QS – K Whip ERA S——- I have room for one SP if I waive Ian Happ (IF Cubs)…. He’s killing my team.—— What if he sticks when they clean house and starts hitting again? Likely?
    Anyway my choices if I cut him are : Keller Urquidy Baz Luzardo ( Mia) Who’s the pitcher ROY ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are streamers at best — Urquidy, I guess if forced to pick

  75. ashtray says:
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    Who do you like as a stream for tomorrow:

    Gilbert @TEX
    Valdez @SF
    Sandoval vOAK
    Taillon @MIA
    Stripling vKC
    Skubal vBAL
    Carrasco vCIN

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  76. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow roto 5×5 league…can you rank these guys (2 sets) moving forward please? No specific category needs, just looking for overall value. Thanks G!

    – Set 1, please rank top 3 or so moving forward: JD Davis, Dom Smith W Myers, A Hays, K Seagar

    – Set 2: Cesar, Hays, Myers, L Wade, Dejong, Tellez, K Seagar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Davis, Seager, Smith
      2. Cesar, Seager, Wade

      • Laguna BobbyI says:
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        Thanks Grey. Sorry, I forgot to include Renfroe (in both). Renfroe over any of these guys, JD Davis, Cesar, Kyle Seagar? Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nope

  77. Sweatpants Nation says:
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    Man, Patino is looking sharp.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Indeed

  78. ashtray says:
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    Sandoval or Gallen ROS?

    Also, which do you like long-term?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sandoval

  79. Crackenship says:
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    Grey, 6×6 keeper league – QS instead of wins.

    SP for RP trade…What do you think of Sandy A. for Matt Barnes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

  80. ray says:
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    Jesus…holy Votto. This is some next level, back to the future shit…the movel to deal Ian Happ’s corpse for Votto just as he came off the the IL looks genius.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, nice

  81. scoboticus says:
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    It didn’t take Bell long to go back to sucking.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  82. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Carson Kelly when he returns or stick with Yadi?

    Can the Marlins really not give the closer role to Bender? Floro would make me very sad.

    Love the MLB trade deadline – that is all!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kelly, same!

  83. LaRockakis says:
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    Gonsolin, Pivetta, Matz, Toussaint, Paddack, Gallen…

    12 team keeper league.

    Drop one for P Sandoval?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta

  84. ray says:
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    Grey, Houch just option to AAA (blows for my fantasy team), so something big is in the works.

    • ray says:
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      *Houck

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

      • ray says:
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        Hopefully, but latest word is its just for roster felxability til the 8/7 twin bill.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah

  85. dubjay says:
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    Hey Grey,
    Wondering what the hell to do with Snell in a keeper league. Redraft, I would have kicked him to the curb a long time ago. But its hard to let someone like him go for nothing. And he has zero trade value right now. Even to the cellar dwellers in my league.

    Side note. Im looking to drop one or more of these guys for streamers/RP. 12 team league.
    ODORIZZI, KIKUCHI, PLESAC and the aforementioned SNELL. Although i do think that I could come up with some good team names with that group.
    Some available pitchers
    PRICE
    HOUCK
    COBB
    PATINO
    BARLOW
    HEMBREE(not sure how that bullpen shakes out)
    FINNEGAN/HUDSON
    CLASE(have Karinchak)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They’re all droppable but those options are all streamers…or backend saves

      • dubjay says:
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        you would really just drop Snell in a keeper league? Im tempted but I hate just outright dropping a player that was consensus top 50 redraft. Probably top 30 keeper league

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t drop Snell 1st, but if you’re trying to compete this year…Are you keeping Snell?

          • Dubjay says:
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            Sigh. Nope. I know I should just drop him. He has had like maybe 4 good starts all season. Which 2 of that group would you dump first? I’m
            Leaning Odorizzi for 1

  86. MD says:
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    Hi, Grey.

    Possible to rank these SP’s ROS?
    Yahoo 14-team, head-to-head categories, W’s ERA, WHIP, K’s and QS all counted.

    Woodruff
    McClan
    Skubal
    Flaherty
    Means
    Houck
    Mahle
    Framber
    Sonny Gray

    Appreciate all you do.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Woodruff, Flaherty

  87. Love this game says:
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    If Nats trade Turner, what would that do to Soto’s fantasy value ROS? There will be no protection in that lineup for him. Where would the counting stats come from? Should Soto owners look to trade him if Trea is gone?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Are you asking would Soto get as bad as Jose Ramirez without Lindor?

  88. negatto says:
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    Who do we like moving forward, Conforto or Carlson, both are one the wire?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto

  89. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Karte and Jazz likely (ezcept this is 2021) activated soon. My possible cuts are Lourdes (2B,OF), Lamonte Wade (1B,OF), Swanson (SS), and Brandon Lowe (1B,2B,OF).

    I assume my cuts will be Jazz and Lourde (or Wade). Agree?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jazz and Lourdes works for me

  90. SteveNZ says:
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    You down with everywhereblair’s take on Wisdom and this barrel business?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, why not, if he’s free

      • SteveNZ says:
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        Can’t be any worse than Bellinger!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          RIGHT?!

          • SteveNZ says:
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            He sucks so bad. I bet he does nothing with this bases loaded opportunity.

            • SteveNZ says:
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              I tried.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  91. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! OBP OPS h2h. Going to sneak into playoffs and hoping to get some backup now that Walsh, Trea (hopefully not Soto) are in the IL. Currently rocking Sanchez as my C who is killing Obp.

    Would you trade your Sale (keepable for $9) for Posey (.400 obp) and Ketel Marte (hopefully back soon and not getting reinjured)?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if you need bats vs. an arm

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        Thanks – yea arms looking good and have Bieber on IL in waiting too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gotcha

  92. Jason Murray says:
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    Farmer has been hot at SS in Cincy. Try Farmer over J.P. Crawford or not? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  93. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Max to Slam Diego? Wow, just wow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow!

      • Malicious Phenoms says:
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        According to mlb trade rumours, they have agreed on what the Padres would send, going over medicals now. Damn

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn

  94. scoboticus says:
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    I see Brandon Crawford has picked up where he left off.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  95. Kcc26 says:
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    My team:

    Garver
    Alonso
    Albies
    Story
    Moncada
    Votto (inf)

    Springer
    Pham
    Verdugo
    Kepler
    Donaldson (utility)

    W. Franco

    Darvish
    Woodruff
    T. Rogers
    Framber
    Kikuchi
    Sandoval
    Hendricks
    Maeda

    Diaz
    Pressly
    Bednar
    D. Hudson

    Which return would you prefer for Trevor Rogers? A guy in my league is interested in him as a keeper.

    Nola/realmuto
    Nola/conforto
    Nola/L.Hendriks

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola/Liam, Conforto, JT

  96. Carnac the Magnificent says:
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    I can envision a scenario where the Mets get Story…and JD Davis all of the sudden is on the Rockies. I hope it happens.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, but that might be solid for Davis! Right? Please say right

      • Carnac the Magnificent says:
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        Right…and my fantasy team

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right, exactly — btw, it’s good to see you again, Carnac

  97. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    holy crap some crazy shit happens in uncapped sports (scherzer to SD sounding like). i guess they’ll just demote the guy not far removed from a cy young who they just paid a large shit load of money (snell). this’ll be some quite good prospects i’d assume.

    • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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      scratch that i forgot about weathers. could be paddack too though. still hilarious that a team can just buy up more top 10 players at position and top whatever % of contract whenever they want.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

  98. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team redraft

    I trade my Edwin Diaz for Eloy.

    SAGNOF, right?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  99. muskysmell says:
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    Devers or JoRam in a keeper league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers

  100. Bish says:
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    Grey,

    Rank these SP’s ROS pts league:

    Castillo, Manaea, Nola

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Castillo

  101. toolshed says:
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    I see harper and now Hoskins left the game today. Devers last night. All of these stupid double headers and all injuries were in the 2nd game. Did baseball stop rescheduling full games on mutual off days? I’d prefer a full game instead of trying to cram everything into 1 day. The 7 inning double headers need to go.

    • goodfold2 says:
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      pretty sure these were rain or corona test caused doubleheaders.

      • toolshed says:
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        Yeah but games if postponed were not always automatically turned into dh’s previously. They used to schedule make up games farther out in the schedule

        • goodfold2 says:
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          some of them have been, but some of those end up being doubleheaders later too from other rainouts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Will be interesting to see if 7-inning games are here to stay, my guess is they are

      • goodfold2 says:
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        pretty sure manfred intentionally leaked like a week or 2 ago that guy on 2B to start extras and 7 inning doubleheaders were gone next year, which was odd as this is the kind of crap they usually try to leverage out of MLBPA.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, thought same thing

  102. Dancin Homer says:
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    Apologies in advance for all the questions today; ..not a single starter today with lower than a 4ERA/1.5WHIP

    Roster:
    12-team, 6×6 (OBP/QS), H2H, Redraft league

    C: Vazquez
    1B: Alonso
    2B: Schoop
    3B: J. Ramirez
    SS: Story
    OF: Pham, Grisham, Conforto
    UTL: Adolis, Baddoo
    BN: n/a

    SP: Castillo, Ryu, Means, Morton, T. Walker, P. Corbin, Price, Stripling
    RP: Diaz, DickRod, A. Reyes, Romano

    Question 1:
    Would you drop David Price (or anyone else) for any of the following SP’s:

    – Fleming (starting tomorrow v. BOS)
    – Wacha (starting 8/2 v. SEA)
    – Odorizzi (not starting again till 8/4)

    Question 2:
    Just lost Hoerner to the IL, which bat do you like to replace him with?

    Best Bats (listing positions b/c I already have 5X OF-only players):

    – Bader (OF)
    – Soler (OF)
    – Varsho (C, OF)
    – Sano (1B,3B)
    – Straw (SS, OF)
    – Seager (3B)
    – Toro (3B)
    – Tellez (1B)
    – K. Farmer (C,1B,2B,3B,SS)

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Meh
      2. Bader

  103. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    During a Razz draft I opined that Votto would probably be more valuable for Razz leagues than RCLs. Might be some insight there as to why I’m not leading any RCLs (or Razz leagues).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, oops

    • goodfold2 says:
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      should’ve dropped him a long while ago in razz leagues. probably around the time j.fuentes went very cold but was still playing mostly everyday for a while. there’s probably better options back then than fuentes but he’s easy off top of my head there.

  104. Saint says:
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    Josiah or Patino ROS?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Patino

      • Saint says:
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        Also, O’Neill or Wade?

        Thanks again kind sir!

        • goodfold2 says:
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          canadian lift champion for me unless you need runs very badly compared to other stuff.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          O’Neill

  105. Al KOHOLIC says:
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    Rizzo to yanks makes sense. What about Voit now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems unlikely to be there by tomorrow

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      i’d guess he goes back in cost cutting move for CUBS, he’s on cheap contract and arb elig for next few years. 1B for this year (wisdom at 3B, bryant in OF), next year a lot of DH’ing.

      • Al KOHOLIC says:
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        As an owner I’d take that

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          turns out that isn’t happening. i don’t know where all those NYY players are playing now. unless they let stanton play LF or RF again all the time, gallo CF or the other CIOF slot. g.allen and gardner barely play etc.

  106. Beware the Shit Rope says:
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    TB’s so awesome. they’re all “we’ll win this division anyway or wild card so suck up some more value for RP’s anyway”. of course it might include something very silly like thinking n.anderson’s elbow tendon is in great shape for the next couple of years right away.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        they got back chargois, who’s been about equal to castillo this year anyway. so they got a free prospect and a cheaper version of castillo, good god TB’s sick.

  107. martinrostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    In LF, I have Bryant, Andrew McCutchen, Robbie Grossman, LaMonte Wade, and Raimel Tapia.
    In CF, Bryant, McCutchen, Tapia and Wade.
    I’m In RF, I have Grossman, Bryant and Wade.
    I also have Buxton on IP. he plays CF.

    Who would you waive to get Jose Islesias since I only have Story at SS .

    Thanks so much for all your help!

    Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grossman

  108. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    I will need to drop an OF when Luis Robert is activated. One of these — Conforto (my guess); Pham; Duvall; or Soler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soler

  109. Brett says:
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    Think rays trade for a new closer with Castillo dealt or do they have someone in house (Anderson)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Nick Anderson

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      chargois’ is moving up soon i’m betting too, at least above kitteridge.

  110. aardvark says:
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    Carasco over plesac or Gilbert? Or hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Plesac is fine gamble

      • aardvark says:
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        Thanks grey.

        What about gleyber, cesar Hernandez or josh Harrison

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Gleyber

  111. Jason Murray says:
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    Stick with Price as a starter or take a chance that Patino is on to something? Patino definitely looked better today. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Patino

  112. stevie says:
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    Castillo to seattle hurts Sewald and Steckenrider’s save chances I assume. Which of these faceless candidates do you feel best about for pickup?
    Floro
    Bender
    Springs
    Bednar
    Tate
    Finnegan
    Other

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bender

  113. Rob says:
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    Big decision..who to trade for rizzo

    Cahna
    Mouncastle
    Jeff mcneil
    Or
    Swanson

    Don’t care about steals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha and McNeil

  114. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    How much whould Carrasco be trusted. “Easy upcoming starts (home vs Cincy; and @ Mia) – SON loves them. I’d be dropping David Price to get him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but he’s returning from a long absence

  115. scoboticus says:
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    Mize pitching into the 7th. We’re in uncharted territory here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha yup

  116. JC says:
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    1. Who would you want to own in Yampa for Saves? For holds?
    2. We play three CI and have a Util spot. I have Abreu, Freeman, Bregman, Donaldson and Wisdom (just added for trade flexibility). Need a SP or RF. Freeman stays. Tried Donaldson but no takers. Thoughts on these:
    a. Bregman for Urias
    b. Abreu for Judge
    c. Bregman and Disco for Lynn and Bender
    Thanks’

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      NickAnderson will be their closer, everyone else is holds 2. They all work for me — C. A B that order

      • JC says:
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        Here are the two deals. Which do you prefer in a holds and saves league.

        1. Bregman for his Urias
        2. Bregman and Hembree for Urias and Pom

  117. Licketty Splits says:
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    This has been one crazy day …not sure I remember a trade deadline like this & it’s not over. I thought the Padres had Mad Max then the Dodgers just swoop in …insane
    IF the Dodgers indeed acquire both Trea & Mad Max to go along with Duffey …then Price is back to long relief??
    Do the Nats likely just pitch Josiah Gray?
    Can’t wait to read what all this means in your recap tomorrow …be working tonight so likely one of the 1st the read it. The Buy/ Sell / Hold is likely a total revamp …today must be your busiest (but fun) days

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah busy day!

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      Should I drop Romano for Bender now? or wait & see?? I do still have Iglesias & Pressly

      • Licketty Splits says:
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        or even Anderson …a chance he shares with Fairbanks??

        • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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          it’s TB, so everybody shares, most of them probably to n.anderson (till his elbow falls off) and fairbanks, i’m betting in less than a month chargois is 3rd or 4th most leverage.

  118. I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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    Grey,

    The Dodgers stove is a little too hot for me if I’m being honest. It would be pretty neat if there were some sort of blueprint to fix this stuff ya know? If only other professional sport organizations had done something to address this very situation. I don’t know anything. I’m spitballing… from the ceiling to the floor. Ahem…

    Anyway… I was feeling pretty damn good about my Sewald pick up for a few hours. That was nice. Now what? Who’s the random pick up for saves now?

    We talked about Hudson / Finnegan earlier…. Bender… who else?

    • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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      bender over finnegan for now (unless floro gets the first one), sewald still might be closing over d.castillo. i’d probably do this order for ROS right now:
      bender/finnegan/sewald/floro (but sewald moves to first if he gets first save at SEA), obv bender to the back of the line if floro gets first.

      • Beware the Shit Rope says:
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        some rumors about hudson to SD, if that happens i’d move finnegan to top of list immediately since SEA/MIA are still unknown entities. that time of year, if you have moves to spare i’d just grab finnegan now (in competitive leagues you’d have had to hours ago, esp on slow day). WAS has nobody even half decent besides finnegan if hudson moves out.

        • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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          Hey thanks man. Yes the rumors are true. Sounds like Finnegan is the guy. Curious what happens today too

  119. William Hung says:
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    Dang, I listened to SON tonight with Ryu and missed out on this solid start

  120. martinrostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    After the trades today, do you change the dollar values? For example, I have the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks and Adbert Alzolay on my team. I have been pitching them on every start.

    For his next two starts, Hendricks’ dollar values are 9.5$ and 14.5$ against Washington and CWS.

    Adbert Alzolay dollar values are 7.9$ and 14.0 against these same two teams.

    I was still going to start both of them against the Nats and CWS. Do you agree?

    Thanks!

    Martin

  121. Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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    i get WAS getting k.ruiz + j.gray + throw ins for scherzer (age 37 and 1.33 years left on contract), but trea turner TOO for just that is crazy (28 years old, arb next year), should’ve been a whole separate amount of prospects for him alone.

  122. Eric says:
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    Hi Grey,

    12 team AL-only keeper league. We are going for it all this year and it is a tight race spots 1-5. We are up against the salary cap and want to free up room without compromising current production.

    Thoughts on below trade?:

    We trade away:

    Alex Verdugo (A24) and Joey Wendle (E12 – last contract year)

    We receive:
    Adolis Garcia (A10) and Jose Iglesia (A7)

    Good deal for us right? Only main concern is the drop in AVG in the Verdugo for Garcia swap.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

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      Sounds fine for cap room

  123. DonnieB says:
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    What do we know about the arm of Nick Anderson? Is he an inevitable TJ? Drop Bard,Hembree or Soto for him? Or drop all three for Anderson,Bender and Finnegan?

    Patino over Means?

    Thanks!

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