Who’s going to win their fantasy league? …did you just point at yourself? Okay, you might win your fantasy league, but I was setting myself up with a thought. The people who are going to win their fantasy leagues this year are the ones navigating the rough terrain of having zero pitchers healthy. Zippo, zilch, N to the ada. It’s going to be imperative to find well-rested starters who are able to throw another 60+ IP innings. Guys, who much like Jeff Bezos, aren’t taxed. Enter stage right…*curtain moves but no one enters*…pull the cord to open the curtains! Suddenly, Touki Toussaint stumbles through. Yesterday, Touki Toussaint threw a gem vs. the Padres — 6 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks in his first MLB start of the year. In addition to the Ks, he induced nine ground balls with solid command. Most importantly this year, he’s capable of throwing another 60+ IP. Now, Touki, take a curtain call! Actually, don’t. We don’t have time. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Yu Darvish – 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.09, as he was activated from the IL. Stay healthy for two months, Yu lovecat!

Brady Singer – Hit the IL with shoulder fatigue. It’s pronounced fay-tee-gay, it’s Italian!

Danny Duffy – Hit the IL with a left flexor strain. The Royals might be the first team with zero starters, but won’t be the last this year.

Mike Minor – 6 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.45. Streamonator loved this start, and kinda likes his next start too, but my interest in Minor is….uh…What’s an adjective for small or little?

Jorge Soler – 1-for-3 and his 8th homer. ‘Member like a month ago I said David Fletcher was a .320 hitter who had a .270 average, and should be hitting 50 points higher? Okay, with that in mind, Soler should be a 27-homer hitter. He has a lot more power to hit.

Trevor Rogers – 5 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.37. Over the last month, he was the 10th least valuable starter on the Player Rater with at least four starts, and 75% rostered. Hasn’t been bad, but he should definitely be shut down in August.

Adam Duvall – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 21st homer. Since I had the Player Rater open, any ideas where Duvall ranks for outfielders? Nope, nuh-uh, try again! He’s the 18th best outfielder, just leapfrogging Austin Meadows. Oh, and he’ll homer again today.

Paulo Espino – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.00. Paulo: The Nats’ number two starter and the worst Lost character arc.

Josh Bell – 1-for-1 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in the last two games. Don’t usually mention pinch-hit homers, but he is a hot schmotato.

Mike Trout – Ran the bases before the game. It wasn’t at full intensity. Another difference between LA and Anaheim. LA is full on tent city.

Matt Olson – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 25th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Haven’t even taken a well-earned victory lap on Olson. Don’t worry, it will happen at some point. Save up my strength.

James Kaprielian – 6 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.65. At worst a MediOAKer for the Streamonator. At best, well, look at his ERA.

Pete Alonso – 2-for-5 and his 19th homer, and 49th homer since the Derby, and every hitter should be in the Derby. Can we get a Home Run Derby for Cody Bellinger?

Robert Stock – Left with a hamstring injury. Not sure how they pulled it off, but the Mets’s rotation has negative one starter.

Edwin DiazLuis Rojas said there’s no thought being given to removing Diaz from the closer role. Then I say, think harder.

Wade Miley – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.72. It’s gonna be August and Wade Miley’s gonna have a sub-3 ERA, and you’re over there thinking about starting Andrew Heaney and his 5.50+ ERA.

Aristides Aquino – 2-for-3 and his 6th homer. The GGOATOAT homered off a righty. Maybe-Not-A-Hall-of-Famer Stephen Nogosek? Yes, but still, it’s something.

Joey Votto – 2-for-3 and his 12th homer. In case you haven’t seen a Cincy game recently, that park gives me the 2019 feels as balls just absolute zoom out of there.

Jonathan India – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 8th homer, and 2nd homer since Saturday. India with a hot schmotato, that he can turn into a tasty schmotato korma.

Amir Garrett – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 6.75, and the save. Muslim Mrs. Garrett becoming the lights-out closer I thought he could in March only for it to happen two months after I’ve dropped him everywhere is a fitting end to my Amir Garrett blurb.

Yoan Moncada – 3-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 8th homer, and his 3rd homer in the last four games, and my number one Buy in the 2nd half after. Dot dot dot. (See next line.)

Josh Donaldson – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 15th homer. Did you watch me motion wildly to Donaldson’s Statcast page and understand what I was doing or did you just wonder, “Why is he motioning wildly?”

Jorge Polanco – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer, hitting .255. So, this is slightly nuts. I’ve had Polanco for about two months in my RCL, and I know he’s doing all right. I looked at the 30-day Player Rater and saw he was around 75th overall, then I narrowed it down to 2nd basemen, and guess how many 2nd basemen are in the top 75. Forget it, you’ll never guess. Twenty! To give you an idea, there’s usually about 20 outfielders in the top 75, and maybe three to five 2nd basemen. Usually.

Hansel Robles – 1/3 IP, 2 ER and a home run allowed to Jose Abreu (3-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; his 18th homer) to put the finishing touches on my ulcer. Robles has reached the point where I have him on my teams, and I don’t want him ever called into the game.

Max Kepler – 2-for-4 and a slam (11) and legs (8), hitting .212. This were his first hits of the 2nd half. His definition of Max is different than mine.

John Means – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 2.72, as he was activated from the IL. He was excellent before the injury, and now, well, now is now. Which Means…? *looks both ways very slowly* I don’t know. I’m pretty torn on Means going forward. Hate pitchers with shoulder injuries.

Randy Arozarena – 2-for-4, 2 runs and his 11th homer. Still pretty down on The Rice Bowl in a non-sexual way. Before his home run, Arozarena was the 1st player in ten years to have no homers, no steals and five caught stealings in a 20-game span.

Shane McClanahan – 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.88. I’ll give it to Manoah, Gilbert and McClanahanananananananan. They didn’t look great in their first start or three, but they’ve settled in very nicely.

Zach Eflin – Hit the IL with patellar tendinitis. *sitting on a stoop in New York, snapping fingers* Patellar about it. Patellar all your crazy dreams. *sees you* Oh, hey, I’m the Piano Man. So, this is terrible Eflin news, or it’s a way to tamp down his innings.

Aaron Nola – 5 1/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.64, as he was activated from the IL. You ever realize something about 32 years after everyone else? I just realized NOLA stands for New Orleans, Louisiana. Did everyone know this? You did, didn’t you? Haha, I’m so dumb. Any hoo! Nola’s been better than his ERA, but your league just counts ERA, huh?

Rhys Hoskins – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 21st homer. Lots of people don’t know this, but his full first name is Rhysespieces. I’m just a trivia buff!

Brett Gardner – 1-for-5 and his 4th homer. How bad are the Yankees? Audience refrain, “How bad are they?!” They’re so bad, they have the corpse of Brett Gardner hitting leadoff, and because they didn’t want him Zombino’ing around center, they called up Estevan Florial. Speaking of which…

Estevan Florial – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. 13 years of Spanish tells me Estevan translates to “It’s a van.” Pretty smart, huh? Florial is a guy who was hitting .213 in Triple-A. Though, he does have great speed, if, ya know, are so inclined.

Giancarlo Stanton – 2-for-4 and his 16th homer. Also, in this game, Gary Sanchez (2-for-3) hit his 17th homer. Oh, man, I think horny stuff with Giancarlo, but it is so sad that he’s hitting less homers than a catcher who went like 1-for-April-and-May.

Aroldis Chapman – 1 IP, 1 ER, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.41, recorded his 17th save, and only one home run allowed to Andrew McCutchen. What success!

Spencer Turnbull – Will have Tommy John surgery. Um, because he needs it. Not for s’s and g’s.

Tarik Skubal – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.18. Finding myself look at pitch counts for every starter. Skubal was at 83 pitches when he got the gentle butt pat from Hinch. Streamonator also doesn’t like his next, for what it’s Cronenworth.

Robbie Grossman – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer since Saturday. Also, in this game, Eric Haase (1-for-4) hit his 14th homer. Okay, is it me (it’s not me) or does it feel like they’re using the 2019 baseballs again? Manfred! What are you up to now?

Johan Oviedo – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.81. *shakes John Gant’s Samsonian head* C’mon, Little Lucky Pitcher Factory in John Gant’s hair! *Johan Oviedo falls out* Nice!

Nolan Arenado – 1-for-4 and his 18th homer. Sure am glad I wrote down the directions on how to take care of this Gremlin. Before reading the three simple rules, I’m going to put the written rules down by this open window–NOOOO!!! Torenado!

Kris Bryant – Out with a hammy, but the only thing hurt is his trade value–Oops, the Ricketts’ Family just sent out a cease and desist, and I’m prohibited from mentioning Bryant’s injury, in case other teams are reading.

Josiah Gray – 4 IP, 4 ER in his 1st start. Hmm, maybe it wasn’t so great that I won him in my FAAB bidding. *laughs slowly as tears fall down my cheeks* So, that wasn’t ideal, but the 1927 Giants are not a team to mess with, and I’d try to hold Gray for another start, if you need him.

Chris Taylor – 3-for-4, 4 runs, 3 RBIs and his 12th and 13th homer. Would’ve been better off drafting Chris Taylor in the 2nd round over Bellinger. Haha…*walks into the ocean*

Thairo Estrada – 1-for-3 and his 2nd homer. Who? No idea! Look at this murderer’s row of production:  LaMonte Wade Jr. (1-for-3) hit his 9th (!); Alex Dickerson (1-for-4, 2 RBIs) hit his 9th (!), and Carl’s Jr. Jr. hit his 15th homer. The Giants could turn Cody Bellinger back into a top 15 overall hitter.

Tyler Rogers – 0 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 2.05, and his 5th blown save. Hey, sleepy head, you prolly went to sleep before this game concluded. So, let me be the first to tell you, Tyler Rogers dropped a turd in your bed, then lit it on fire.

John Nogowski – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 1st homer. More like YES-gowski! RIGHT?! Right? Is anyone there…? Darkness falls, and the sun rises. This repeats a thousand times. A parched Grey raises his head, “YES-gowski?” We see Grey’s drawn Nogowski’s face on a volleyball.

Chris Sale – Sat 97 MPH in his 3 2/3 IP of scoreless rehab, and it’s time to giddy your ups, if Sale is out there for the getting.

Connor Joe – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his first major league homer. Two questions: Where’d he come from? Where’d he go?

C.J. Cron – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer. It took me three hours to get the Cotton-Eyed Joe song out of my head from the Connor Joe blurb. Then I looked at the box score again, and saw, “Cron (14), Joe (1)” and I started another hour-long karaoke sesh of singing Cron-or-Eyed Joe.

Luis Garcia – 6 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.86. How many more innings can he throw? Thanks for asking. I’d guess roughly 45 more innings.

Kyle Tucker – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 16th homer. Absolutely totally adjectively fine, but, also, not amazing.

Jose Altuve – 2-for-4 and his 21st and 22nd homer. If I were an awards voter, I’d vote for Altuve for MVP, then put my MVP vote in a trash can, then go to Mailboxes Etc., and find out what the postage is for a trash can. Then find out what the postage is if I get inside the trash can, then find out the postage if I put five-to-seven days worth of meals in the trash can, then I would set up a GoFundMe to see if someone would pay for me to be shipped to the league office, and, if someone else paid, I’d ship myself with my vote for Altuve.

 
  1. Ante GALIC says:
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    Grey!!!!

    Beauty!

    a. Started Touki!

    b. Dropped MChapman (97%-owned) for India today. India’s too good to be on waiver’s and Cinci looks like a hit machine. Chapman is strikeout machine.

    c. Marx Brothers quote of the day for July 21, 2021

    Flo: ‘I want to be near you. I want you to hold me. Oh! Hold me closer! Closer! Closer!’

    Dr. Hackenbush: ‘If I hold you any closer, I’ll be in back of you!’

    Flo=Esther Muir; Hackenbush=Groucho

    A Day at the Races

    d. Random Reggie Jackson quote of the day for July 21, 2021

    The two of them deserve each other. One’s a born liar; the other’s convicted.

    (On Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and manager Billy Martin)

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Nice!

      B. I could see it

      C. Haha

      D. Famous quote!

    • bigbear says:
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      The Reggie quotes are great! MLB is missing those big Reggie-sized personalities now.

  2. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    shallow 20 teamer OPS redraft (no MI/CI only 3 OF 1 util). drop solak for r.urias assuming he keeps starting.

    • Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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      2. different league, 20 team dynasty, wisdom or b.bradley.

  3. Dude says:
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    Renfroe or Soler?

    • Tony c says:
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      Renfroe

    • The Harrow says:
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      just got forced in fairly deep (only 14 teamer BUT lots of BN slots, and some owners use a LOT of those for bats, so it should seem deeper) league to grab soler today (nice for today) when santander got corona bus’d. and had renfroe not been owned this would’ve been a slam dunk renfroe, might not really have even scanned other FA guys if i saw him out there.

  4. Simsbad says:
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    McCann or Garver?

  5. Aardvark says:
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    Drop kelenic for Adam Duval? 10 team league

    • Tom says:
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      Re-draft for sure, what exactly has Kelenic done? This is akin to what Grey says above about someone in August starting Heaney with his 5.5 era over Miley.

  6. VinWins

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    Looked like Oviedo was going to get the first win of his career, but instead Reyes got the first blown save of his career as the Cards blew a 6-1 9th-inning lead.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So, you’re saying not *that* lucky?

  7. Michael b says:
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    1: rank eugenio suarez, josh bell, and kebryan hayes
    2. Out of these players pick one outfielder and one infielder to not start; biggio ( counted as OF for this) vs Boston (RHP tanner houck), yastrzemski @ Dodgers (LHP urias) , adolis @detroit (RHP matt manning), max kepler @white socks (RHP dylan cease), kelenic @ Colorado (LHP Austin gomber), brujan vs Baltimore (LHP Keegan akin) didi gregorius @ Yankees (LHP Jordan Montgomery) Duran @Toronto ( LHP robbie ray)

    Sorry question 2 is kinda messy I was trying to give as much info on the matchups as possible, the last comment I left got like torn apart cause of grammar and confusing questions, sorry about that, it was due to me typing it up in a big hurry and I wasn’t putting much thought into it (very late at the time where I was) hopefully this one makes more sense and is relatively clear and concise.
    3. If you had to make a prediction about the future, who do you think would be safer for me to play more often through the second half vidal brujan, didi gregorius, or eugenio Suarez ( pick 2) and Jarred kelenic or jarren duran
    4. Do you have any info on justin Turner’s injury? Do you know if its serious or not? From what I heard it isnt super clear yet but he was hit in the knee by a pitch ( as an older bit of an injury risk player that might be bad)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hayes, Bell
      2. Brujan. Kepler

      3. Duran
      4. Seemed day to day, but not sure

    • Michael b says:
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      Playing kelenic and duran over kepler seems risky given that he hit a homerun and got a stolen base in his last game, also as for kelenic i saw an article somewhere talking about how kelenic is a significantly worse hitter against lefties (published a year or two ago tho so it may be outdated) but your advice has yet to fail me so I’ll go with it I guess. Maybe, just maybe, in Colorado kelenic will finally break his scoreless streak with a monster night of Homers and triples galore with with a stolen base or two, you never know.
      Also are you sure I should play gregorius over brujan? Brujan scored 2 runs in his last game, albeit on only 1 hit, but maybe it’s a sign of things to come. (Every single time I bench gregorius or bell they seem to get a homerun and then I play them and they’re ice cold)

  8. J-Hova says:
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    Thanks Gray!

    Drop Pablo for Toussant? Still holding on to Pablo for some reason…

  9. Willie, Mickey and the Duke says:
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    Can’t….get…the…damn….song …outa…my…head

    Josiah or Touki? I will have a pitcher bench spot. Been sitting with Snell and have had enough. I can’t give him away

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I know!

      Touki

  10. Kcc26 says:
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    Still juggling catchers over here in July.

    Sanchez, garver or Nola coming off IL?

  11. Dave D says:
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    I actually had Toussaint going in a DC and lucked out. I didn’t have the audacity to start M-Gone at Coors so he was my next in line. Pleasant suprise!!! One of the best names in baseball.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nicely done! Couldn’t imagine starting M-Gone in Coors ever, even if he were starting again next week after yesterday’s start

  12. VinWins

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    In an RCL I had 1 SP going – Miley! But my ERA was over 10 for the day because of my RPs – Reyes, Robles, and Rogers.

    • Cram It says:
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      RPs have been destroying all of my teams this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Had Robles here…Reyes and Rogers have been great otherwise tho

  13. Five-on-One says:
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    Couple of quick questions this morning:

    1. Soler or Marsh?

    2. A. Nola or Zunino ROS?

    3. SON has Touki’s next start as negative seventeen (@ PHI). Start or sit? Just grabbed Price and MadBum for this week, and SON likes both h of them.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Different things…Soler for power
      2. Zunino
      3. Sit

  14. JB says:
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    Grey:

    Not in the money this season…… with my roster, what would you offer to try and snag Acuna in a trade?

    10 Team Dynasty League (31 man roster/Keep 25) (10 minor slots)
    6×6 with OBP/DT
    6×6 with QS and Holds/Saves as separate cats

    C: B Posey
    1st: J Walsh
    2nd W. Merrifield
    3rd T Edman
    SS J Baez
    MI G Hampson
    CI C Bellinger
    OF V Robles
    OF N Castellanos
    OF B Harper
    OF J D Martinez
    OF C Blackmon
    DH Adolis Garcia
    U R Laureano

    Bench: L Urias, G Springer, K Hiura, G Sheets

    P: M Scherzer
    M Fried
    J Urias
    C Javier
    A Manoah
    C Burnes
    E Rodriguez

    RP: M Fulmer
    Y Garcia
    J Diekman
    L Trivino
    A Garrett
    H Neris

    IL: M Ozuna, S Bieber, L Sims, D Williams, C Arroyo, Eflin

    Minor Slots (10): F Alvarez, A Rutschman, L Garcia, Heriberto Hernandez, J Miranda, Kahil Watson, N Lodolo, K Muller

    Thanks!!!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer? Merrifield and any of your closers?

  15. Brett says:
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    Qs instead of wins can you rank for the rest of the season mahle Nola Urias t Rogers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nola, Rogers, Urias

  16. Lennydykstraisjustmisunderstood says:
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    anyone watch Phils v Yankees yesterday? Why would the Phillies have Janakowski who has a hot bat laterlytry to but for a hit w/ 2 outs , Torreyes, who is a burner on 2nd. and German on the ropes throwing sloppy breaking balls over the plate. I like small ball but seems like just slap a ball into play w/ 2 outs. and score the run. Girardi over thinks things. They could have broke the game open there. I

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was watching the Padres/Braves, so didn’t see

  17. Alps says:
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    Grey
    Is it time to cut bait on Biggio
    He has really done nothing. I think he got hot for a small stretch and then back to his old ways
    Options are
    Dylan Moore or Marsh
    Do i roll the dice with any of them
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You can cut him, but didn’t he just homer two days ago?

      Moore

      • Alps says:
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        He did but he has a total of 7 on the year and I think 3 SB’s. He batted .222 last 7 games
        He is just not putting it together plus he is losing some playing time
        I think I will take a shot at Moore.
        Can’t be any worse
        Thanks pal

  18. Bigdadyb58 says:
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    Grey, 8T 5×5 Category Keeper League

    Looking to replace Chapman ROS. No specific needs just overall production

    J. India, L. Urias, P. Wisdom or JD Davis

    Thanks. Have a great Day!

  19. Dave Funnell says:
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    Love the Bezos reference here.

    Thinking of trading Acuna. I can get a 25% discount on him in the 2022 draft, but I’d prefer to bulk up elsewhere if I could.

    I asked about a deal yesterday, but I have another one for you in a keeper Otteneu points league:

    Trade Açuna and Auston Riley for Devers and Madrigal?

    • Cram It says:
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      If you don’t definitely secure Acuna next year, I’m not doing that deal.

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        Whoever owns Acuna at the time of the draft gets a discount, but there is no guarantee they secure him. If someone bids, say, $100, they have the option to sign him for 3 years but at $70 (30% discount). It is up to them at that point to sign for for the 3X$70 or pass and lose him altogether. If they use the discount, they cannot drop that player for 3 years. Right now I own Acuna.

        Devers was signed like this two years ago for $35. His contract expires after 2022. I am hoping to land Devers for 2022 at that $35 price point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with Cram

      • Dave Funnell says:
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        Appreciate the feedback from both. Some added context I just added now:

        Whoever owns Acuna at the time of the draft gets a discount, but there is no guarantee they secure him. If someone bids, say, $100, they have the option to sign him for 3 years but at $70 (30% discount). It is up to them at that point to sign for for the 3X$70 or pass and lose him altogether. If they use the discount, they cannot drop that player for 3 years. Right now I own Acuna.

        Devers was signed like this two years ago for $35. His contract expires after 2022. I am hoping to land Devers for 2022 at that $35 price point.

        Does this change anything? Or still Devers side?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          What’s the cap? $260?

          • Dave Funnell says:
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            $300.

            I’ll have a $1 Vlad and a $1 Tatis coming to the auction after the 2022 season.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, Devers seems like a solid keeper at that price, but I guess spending on Acuna doesn’t matter since you have such fine keepers

              • Dave Funnell says:
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                Thanks….I’m on the fence for such a big move, I’l try getting Devers at that price first but not afraid to keep Acuna either.

                Appreciate the help as I know you’re busy.

  20. Cram It says:
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    I’m gonna carry a bit of a torch for India. I think he’s more than a schmotato. He’s 4th in the majors in OBP. And while that stat doesn’t mean jack in most fantasy leagues (it does in my points league), having watched him a bunch over the last month, I think he’s going to be a perennial top 50 player.

    • Muscles Marinara says:
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      I agree– India’s a very impressive young hitter, great approach, hits the ball hard, takes his walks.

      • Cram It says:
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        Yeah, might be a better real life player than a fantasy one until he reaches his potential. But I’m in!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, you’re prolly right, he’s been better than I’m giving him credit for, and will likely be in next year too…I was in this year

      • Cram It says:
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        I know you were in at the beginning. I didn’t see much to go on aside from being a 1st round draft pick. Of course, I’ll draft him everywhere next year and he’ll pull an Alec Bohm before he reaches his full potential.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, I’d like to fire Bohm and Bellinger into the sun

          • Cram It says:
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            Haha. I don’t even want to hear Bellinger’s name right now.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He killed teams, bro, not cool, Cody, not cool at all

          • Abortive Ticks says:
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            I still say strangle with dental floss for Bellinger.

  21. Dingo says:
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    Who do you like to finish the year with the most value: Soler or Kiriloff?

  22. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    Not only did I add Touki yesterday afternoon, I started him!! woo hoo me lol

  23. toolshed says:
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    Trevor rogers definitely hasn’t been as effective for over a month. I remember reading about the beat writer for the Fish saying that he was going to get 170 IP. He’s at 106 now. He hasn’t won a game in 6 weeks, but that’s not a surprise. He’s been more a 4 era guy with fewer K’s. He’s only going 5 innings now. Do you think they will shut him down soon? They have kept him using him just about every 5th day. They tried extra rest and it didn’t go that well. Some guys need to pitch every 5th day.

    • Cram It says:
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      He said in the blurb he should be shut down in August.

      • toolshed says:
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        Thanks for helping me realize that. I was hoping he’d expound on his statement otherwise I wouldn’t have asked the question.

        • Cram It says:
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          You’re welcome!

    • toolshed says:
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      How many innings are you thinking? They took him out at 78 pitches.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s been ineffective for the last month, he should be shut down, won’t happen immediately

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

    Xander, Story, Bellinger for Trea & JD?

  25. toolshed says:
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    I stahsed sale a long time ago. I also drafted carrasco (early draft). I usually don’t stash injured pitchers who had tjs, but sale was worth a dice roll. Assuming he gets back, what do you expect from him? Do you expect anything from carrasco who was shelled yesterday in a rehab outing?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dropped Carrasco about a month ago in the one league I have him…He doesn’t seem right, and like the Mets are hiding something — Sale could be an ace for a month

  26. Steve says:
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    Better gamble in 14T mixed QS K/9

    Patino or Houck?

    Gracias!

  27. Rebar says:
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    Hey Grey,
    I’ll pay your postage, as long as you take a note for Manfred from me!

  28. Five-on-One says:
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    Thinking of replacing IKF (12-team 5×5 league). He has been manning my CI spot, but has gone ice cold for a while now.

    Possible replacements are Candelario, Dalbec, Miggy, Pujols, BMiller, Brown, Sheets, Nogowski and JiManChoi.

    Thoughts? Advice?

    Thanks.

  29. Shallow League Decisions says:
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    Is Bellinger a drop? No one in my league will take him in trade. Small 6-team.

  30. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Domingo German has been pretty frustrating to own. Apparently he’s back in the rotation now, but was pulled yesterday after 70 pitches. Maybe they’re using him as somewhat of an opener moving forward?

    Idk but with that being said would you drop him for Touki? H2H with QS.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop for Touki

  31. bbboston says:
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    Grey,

    Luis Garcia is at 91 innings and going strong. In 2019 he reached 109. Knowing Houston’s history better than I, can you tell me what you think his innings limit will be and any other related changes.

    My best guess is that Houston moves him to the bullpen when he hits 140 innings and lets it run from there. If they reach the playoffs, they may use him as a starter again. Between then, as a MR, he won’t be allowed to throw more than 4 innings/week.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I say in the post you are commenting on how many more IP I think he has

  32. phennore says:
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    14-team 5×5 league. Toussaint or Megill ROS? Thanks,

  33. Coriell says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    Once Lou Bob returns, please rank ROS:

    Lou Bob, Winker, Teoscar.

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Winker, Lou Bob

  34. Muscles Marinara says:
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    Do I drop Gallen for Sale? I guess I’m not convinced Gallen is toast for the season….
    thanks……..

  35. Fred says:
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    12 team H2H

    1. Would you rather have Garver or Stassi as C for the ROS?

    2. Would you rather have Gomber or Odorizzi ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Garver

      2. Odorizzi

  36. KevinB says:
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    Hi Grey!

    I am having trouble evaluating this trade offer. Any feedback would be appreciated. :)

    Rafael Devers
    for
    Josh Donaldson and Jose Berrios

    • KevinB says:
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      This is a RCL league …

  37. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Thoughts on Patino starting vs Cle tomorrow? Dump Pineda if CWS gets blown up today for him?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d stream Patino, but he can’t throw many IP — I’d lose Pineda

  38. Dancin Homer says:
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    Happy National Hot Dog Day (although I thought that was July 4th when Joey Cheatnut crushed 76 of em).

    Anyway, have a few quick ones for ya:

    1.) which RP do you prefer: C. Green or Muslim Mrs. Garrett?

    2.) Paddock was dropped and still available (as of now). Would you drop Pivetta for him & trust starting him today @ ATL?

    3.) better IL stash: E. Hernandez or Ynoa?

    Current roster below:
    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, Adolis
    UTL: Franmil
    Bn: Grichuk, M. Rojas

    SP: Woodruff, Gausman, Ryu, Framber, Sonny Gray, McClanahan, Pivetta

    RP: Chapman, DickRod, Kennedy, Graveman, C. Green

    IL (3 total spots): E. Hernandez, E. Rosario, Chisholm

    Thanks!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Has it been a year already?

      1. Neither? Amir

      2. Nah

      3. Meh, Ynoa I guess

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks you.

        Also, I take it by your lack of enthusiasm, C. Green can likely be dropped from my squad then?

  39. scoboticus says:
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    Bobby Bradley out with back spasms. That would certainly explain why he hasn’t been belting bombs lately. Prayer octagon!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, Big Bobby!

      • scoboticus says:
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        If you’re not First, you’re Last!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          If you’re alone, you can be first and last

  40. scoboticus says:
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    So far Brujan has an OBP of 0.95. Yet TB is batting him 2nd, or not at all. What kind of coaching is this?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, not sure why they called him up

  41. ESPN points, ROS

    Catcher – Molina or Garver?

    I’ve always liked Molina because he plays almost every day which is rare for catchers and helps a lot in points leagues

    Thanks

  42. Keeks says:
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    Grey, any inside scoop from your Marlins guy about Jazz? I know he said he thinks out for season but haven’t seen any confirmation out there.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He told me he thinks he’s out for the year

      • Keeks says:
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        eff it, im gonna just drop him and trust your guy

          • hot corner says:
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            After the MRI, Mattingly simply said, “It doesn’t look good.” A comment like that from an MLB person is no bueno.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, not good

  43. BAC says:
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    5×5 OBP, 11 team. Need to add a few pitchers as I have too many bench bats after doing some prospect speculating. Probably need to add two pitchers / streaming spots and dump two position guys

    Pitchers available: Gonsolin, Sandoval, Megill, Touki, Zach Thompson or stream
    IL is Schwarber and Chisholm but I have Robert too.
    Hitters: A. Garcia, Biggio, Brujan, D. Moore (who seems to be hitting all of a sudden)

    Who to add/drop?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Touki, Megill

      Brujan, Avisail

      • BAC says:
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        Sorry its Arolis. He’s been pretty meh since being on fire.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Biggio, Brujan

          • BAC says:
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            Thank you.

  44. Love this game says:
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    Xander or Machado for across the board categories in a roto redraft ROS?

    Also, Gallo or Eloy ROS?

  45. Keeks says:
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    Points league: Moncada or Riley ROS?

      • Keeks says:
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        You are a gentleman and a scholar, thank you.

  46. scoboticus says:
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    JD Davis not in lineup today. Translation, he’ll get a pinch hit homer while on my bench.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, of course

  47. JeF With 1 F says:
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    What’s up brother…. I was offered this deal in a dynasty and am wrestling with it.
    I give Matt Olson
    I get J.Walsh and Y.Alvarez

    Basically for me it comes down to how much do we trust Walsh moving forward.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      One F!

      Walsh side

      • JeF With 1 F says:
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        Sweet…thank you. Hope all is well with you and yours

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hope you’re well too, One F!

  48. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Morning Grey,

    STart or sit these pitchers today:

    Flexen @ COL
    McCullers at home vs CLE
    Paddack @ ATL
    Urias at home vs SF

    Leaning to starting all but Paddack, Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Start McCullers, Urias

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        sit flexen and Paddack?

  49. Harley Earl says:
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    The other day after you released your “BUY SELL HOLD” video and recommendation to Buy Josh Donaldson, I decided to take a closer look. I went to Donaldson’s page on Baseball Savant.

    Oh my. Oh My-Oh My. Oh my-Oh-my-Oh-my-my!!!!

    Sometimes you amaze me with this stuff. Very nice call.

    He’s been on fire since you mentioned him as a BUY. And he’s been in my lineup everyday (although I play him everyday anyway). Still, a very nice call. I’m like you, I don’t really care for Josh either. Too injury prone. But those numbers don’t lie.

    From now on, I dub thee: NostraGrayas.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice, yeah, his page surprised me too when I first saw it

      • Harley Earl says:
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        Dude, he’s smashing the ball. I mean, there’s no argument at all. If he keeps that up, he’ll have a monster second half. And you saw it first.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, hopefully it continues

  50. ashtray says:
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    I inherited a team where you can keep 10 forever and have been cobbling together MI’s all year long.

    This year is kind of a bust so which two do you like long-term out of:

    France
    Jorge Polanco
    Segura
    Lux
    Straw
    Chisholm
    Happ
    Hoerner
    Solak

    7×7 Hitter cats include H & BB.

    Could also stash Abrams, Luciano, Austin Martin, Madrigal, Jeter Downs…

  51. pizza5788 says:
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    Ty France or Jed Lowrie to replace Jazz

  52. hondo says:
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    What happens with Marsh when Upton and Trout are back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bench? Demoted?

      • hondo says:
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        I was trying to see if they can get him enough ABs to be worth holding on to.I guess barring an injury he’s toast,plus Adell is another fly in the marsh.

  53. Jack says:
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    Please rank Kelenic, Duran, and Laureano. Thx.

  54. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I’m thinking of straight dropping T. Rogers. He’s got a meh to bad upcoming schedule and looks done. It’s a rather shallow league with good streaming options. Do it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, fine with me

  55. Garbage Day says:
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    Hey Grey!

    You doing it all for the Touki, come on, the Touki, come on, in shallow leagues? Is he a keeper or a streamer?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Streamer prolly, but grab for now

      • Garbage Day says:
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        Over Gomber?

        Thanks!

  56. Dude at Dude's says:
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    Think Logan Gilbert is shutdown early and/or has 60 more innings?

    16 team keeper league, salaries rise $5/year except for AAA guys under 150AB, keep 15 $300 budget.

    My Noelvi Marte ($3) + Bobby WItt ($5)
    His Cronenworth ($6)+ Logan Gilbert ($4)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, prolly

      Witt side

      • Dude at Dude's says:
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        Thank you sir! Glad to hear you made it through your procedure!

  57. toolshed says:
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    Nola has been a huge letdown. As you mentioned era counts. Fip is a run less than his era. His babip is .330 and his gb rate is down 10%. Do you expect any of this to normalize ros? He is striking guys out but man the predictive stats don’t seem to be very helpful. At one point do we just give up hope that he’ll turn it around or are have you reached that point already?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, brutal season from him…He should be better, but he’s not been better, so…I don’t know…I’d guess he’s better

      • toolshed says:
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        I keep saying / thinking that. I am sure he’ll be better next year when I don’t draft him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, of course

        • For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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          he’ll be a lot cheaper so more of us will own him next year.

  58. MarvPesos

    Marv says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12-tm H2H cat keeper (keep 10) CATS – (9) R,H,HR,RBI,SB,BB,AVG,OPS,XBH – (8) W,CG,SV,K,GIDP,ERA,WHIP,QS. LIMIT of 40 moves (used 6) – no streaming

    Someone has proposed the following trade:

    MY: Goldschmidt
    FOR HIS: Nelson Cruz

    It’s a Yahoo league so Cruz only has Util eligibility and this manager is right next to me in the standings so I’m a bit nervous to deal with him (dn’t want to make his team better if I can help it – he obviously has a whole in the 1B/CI position to fill).

    My team:
    C – M. Stassi
    1B – E. Hosmer
    2B – J. Chisholm Jr. (IL)
    3B – Eugenio Suarez
    SS – T. Turner
    CI – P. Goldschmidt
    MI – J. India
    LF – C. Yelich
    CF – M. Conforto
    RF – A. Kirilloff
    Util – T. Mancini
    BN – R. Laureano
    IL – L. Voit (IL)
    IL – K. Marte (IL)

    SP – W. Buehler
    SP – S. Gray
    SP – T. Mahle
    RP – J. Hader (RP)
    RP – E. Diaz (RP)
    P – M. Barnes (RP)
    P – T. Gonsolin
    BN – J. Means
    BN – D. Price
    BN – J. Odorizzi
    BN – L. Gilbert
    BN – J. Montgomery
    IL – A. Civale (IL)
    IL – C. Carrasco (IL)
    Thanks, Marv

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for Cruz, but I wouldn’t help a team right next to me in standings

  59. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    That’s how you begin the day Randy!

  60. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    Lil Wayne and Cash Money put NOLA on the map

  61. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Rostering SP questions. In several leagues, I have a decent lead and thus more concerned with late season/playoffs.

    1. Framber and Means on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

    2. Kim and Irvin on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

    3. Odorizi and Trvor Rogers on my roster. Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Irvin. Which moves should I make?

    4. Wainwright on my roster (one move left this week). Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Sandoval. Who’s my add?
    4a. Also Ynoa (IL) is available. But if I claim him (for an IL slot), wouldn’t be able to complete my roster until next week.

  62. Russowl says:
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    8 team redraft BB k,s count

    Would you add moncada over any of gallo, f. Reyes, Adames

  63. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    In the hunt for this year and just lost Pablo – it’s a keeper league. Would you ship Pablo for some immediate help in E-Rod hoping he turns it around ROS? QS and K/9 in a 6×6, no W.

    Gracias

  64. I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Love that write up.

    I have a guy in my 10 team 5×5 cat league trying to get Robbie Ray from me. I’m thinking of a counter like this:

    My:
    – Ray
    – Kikuchi
    – Tapia

    His:
    – Logan Gilbert
    – Dylan Cease
    – Starling Marte

    What are your thoughts on this? I can scope out some other possibilities if you think it would be better. Ray has definitely been one of my best (top 3 for me are Ray, Wheeler, and Yu), but this seems like it could be close.

    Thanks in advance for the help!

      • I Am Not A Smart Man says:
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        Great thank you. One more- Would you rather have Alex Wood or Cease in that same trade?

  65. Larry womack says:
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    Any interest in Patino-coming up on Thursday to face Clev. Haven’t done well in the show but is killing it in AAA
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, but might only go 4 IP

  66. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Your Robles feelings are like how I feel about Edwin Diaz. Sigh.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, sucks, so painful

  67. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    On the topic of closers, Alex Reyes is dude who has been doing really well for me, but I have little to no interest in for next year. The road to pitching success is not paved with walks to Sergio Alcantara after having him down 0-2.

    • The Harrow says:
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      he’ll be starting next year.

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

    You starting Cease today v. Min? (-$3.7)

  69. ashtray says:
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    Which 3B would you rather have long term (keeper):

    Chapman
    Bohm
    Segura
    JD Davis
    France

  70. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Uno mas por Randito!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yup…he gets so hot (and cold)

  71. Jack says:
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    K. Hayes or McMahon?

  72. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Rostering SP questions. In several leagues, I have a decent lead and thus more concerned with late season/playoffs.

    1. Framber and Means on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

    2. Kim and Irvin on my roster. Should I cut one for Touki?

    3. Odorizi and Trvor Rogers on my roster. Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Irvin. Which moves should I make?

    4. Wainwright on my roster (one move left this week). Available FAs are Touki, Megil, and Sandoval. Who’s my add?
    4a. Also Ynoa (IL) is available. But if I claim him (for an IL slot), wouldn’t be able to complete my roster until next week.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Means
      2. No
      3. Irvin over Odorizzi
      4. Hold
      A. Nah

  73. Jack says:
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    Sandoval or Touki?

  74. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, who do you like between chafin and bednar? thanks!

      • adam goldstein says:
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        @Grey: thanks. what about these guys for an end of the bench streamer in redraft?

        josiah gray
        jon gray
        houck
        price

        • ray says:
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          I’ll bet Grey like Gray, and not just for name’s sake

          • ray says:
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            Jon Gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Price, Jon, Josiah

          • ray says:
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            Oops
            Jon looks great

  75. Trishul Jotangia says:
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    How badly are you down on Arozarena? He was dropped in my league and i was thinking of replacing Kirilloff with him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grab him, not that down

  76. rhodyballer says:
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    Touki or Kikuchi?

  77. Cable says:
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    h/h points 12 team redraft start 5 SPer per week

    ROS ….. Price, Toussaint or Muller

  78. ray says:
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    Grey, what are your thoughts on Patrick Corbin? What is wrong with him? Grabbed him on waivers and thinking streamer…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t pick Corbin up in most mixed leagues

      • ray says:
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        Fair enough. We’ll see…

  79. ray says:
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    Grey, my strategy with Luis Garcia is to wait for line ups to lock next week and get that mint two-step, then try to deal him for like E ROD or Jon Gray…what do you think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t like EdRod, but Gray seems fair

      • ray says:
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        LOL I knew you would say that….I’m a bit higher on him. Kind of has Nola syndrome this year.

  80. M. Donald Grant Blows says:
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    Hayes or Donaldson?
    thx

  81. Perfect Game says:
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    Looking to trade for a 3B. Who do you like more rest of season – J-Ram or Machado?

  82. rhodyballer says:
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    Any interest in Houck over Touki? Would you prefer C. Javier for ERA, WHIP, Ks? Would you hold Urquidy over any of em? Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, maybe, depends on matchups…Houck vs. Tigers is better than Touki vs. the Padres for instance

      • rhodyballer says:
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        Gotcha – thx. Will check SON

      • ray says:
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        Houck is in the pen right now.

        • The Harrow says:
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          nope, that was just some innings his first day up. he’s starting thurs. this has been known at least in public, since the night he was called up and got that 3 inning save.

    • rhodyballer says:
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      L webb also available for 2-starts next week (tho v LAD and HOU)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I would not keep Urquidy over either

  83. Ontilt1377 says:
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    Contreras(CHC) or Garver? 5×5 roto

  84. Alex says:
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    I know you’ve been calling out Framber’s regression. Can’t sell him for anything anymore. Would you drop him for Price or hold?

  85. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Perhaps the last Garver question today — Garver or Navarez?

  86. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    Of Conforto’s last 6 batted balls, 4 have had exit velocities of 100+ mph. He has 0 hits. Oof.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’ll correct itself tho

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        Definitely. Frustrating, but encouraging.

  87. Jason Murray says:
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    Josh Rojas or DeJong as a waiver wire fill-in for Lindor? Thanks!

  88. martinrostoker says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I was starting Robbie Ray and Kyle Hendricks today.

    I was also actually leaning to also starting Austin Gombers of Colorado at home against Seattle. Thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Martin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’m streaming Gomber, feels like an incoming disaster

      • martinrostoker says:
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        Thanks!!!!

        Martin

  89. rhodyballer says:
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    Votto, Pollock, Santander, Upton, Marsh – need 2 ROS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Votto, Santander

  90. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I hope you are doing well.

    I was offered the following trade, is it close?
    His: Ray and Mahle
    My: Romano and Plesac

    I need pitching help…
    My staff:

    SP: Lynn, Mcclanhan, Peralta, plesac, fried, Gonsolin, Hendricks
    RP: Hader, Kimbrel, Romano, Soria, Robles, Neris
    IL: Flaherty, Carrasco
    NA: Baz

    Thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Trade works for me

  91. Bump Wills says:
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    Luis Urias or Wong and is it close?
    tu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong it’s close

  92. packers2018 says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I must be doing something wrong as I haven’t been able to open the buy and sell from Patreon. I used the password provided, case sensitive. Any Ideas why I can’t open it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      My guess is you’re not putting the password in correctly…make sure no spaces in front or after

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s opening for others so I know it works

      • packers2018 says:
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        I got it. Geeze…..

  93. stevie says:
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    Who’s your favorite choice as a SP flyer for the ROS, Spencer Watkins, Taylor Widener, or Carlos Hernandez? Gracias!

  94. Dancin Homer says:
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    Paddack goes 5.0IP, 0ER, 0.60WHIP… but only 1k.

    I know it was the Braves, but is there reason for optimism?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really…pretty weak “good” start

  95. Bruce Boclair says:
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    Gallen looked pretty good in his last start. You think there’s a chance he gives good value down the stretch?
    How would you rank these ROS? – Gallen, Sale, Gilbert
    Thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gilbert, Sale, Gallen

  96. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Intermediate/ROS (?) – Touki , Baumgarten, or Price?

  97. Joe Beisbol says:
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    1. I picked up Urias while Wong was on the IL, and now Wong is back. Urias or Wong ROS?

    2. Give Kyle Gibson one more start, or drop him for Patrick Sandoval?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wong, but prolly coin flip 2. Depends on matchups

  98. LagunaBobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow 5×5 roto league, no specific needs just looking for overall value….pick up Dom Smith over either Wisdom or A Hays?

  99. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! How realistic do you think it is that Bauer is back soon / this year? I’m in a H2H league with playoffs the last 4-5 weeks of the season, sitting on a nonkeeper Bieber (who I traded a keeper Mahle for) and Sale in the IL. I also got Bauer on the cheap after his drama, which should theoretically set up nicely for playoffs.

    Received an offer today from a rebuilding team for Julio Urias ($11, but wouldn’t keep) and Altuve ($17) for Bauer ($17 to keep) + Chisholm ($5). They would also prob due the P for P or hitter for hitter straight up.

    Urias/Altuve side, no hesitation? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t think he’s coming back this year — Altuve side

  100. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    India or Ke’Bryan? Two weeks ago, I dropped India but now I think it was mistake. India is still available as FA. Should I drop Ke’Bryan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try India

  101. Commish Cauda says:
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    Only have one spot…saves (5) and holds (3) points league…add Amir Garrett or Trevor May?

  102. KevinB says:
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    Buster Posey … The Rest of Season Fantasy Baseball Projections For Hitters tool has him at 23/5/19/,262 and the Top 500 rankings had him at 42/6/45/.251. He has exceeded the Top 500 ranking estimates.

    What are your ROS estimates for Buster Posey?

  103. Jason Murray says:
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    It looks like Dom Smith has come around. Do you like him or Duran as a 4th OF? Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Different things, I like Duran

  104. Alex says:
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    Barlow for the save in KC. Do you like Clase or Barlow ROS?

  105. PDXExpress says:
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    Are we at the “see what you can get for him” phase with Bellinger yet? For instance, offer him for Donaldson? Or Conforto? I’m thinking poor season stats but maybe more clear line of sight to ROS upside for who I’d pursue. I can’t imagine many people trading me a pitcher with good stats at this point. Standard redraft league.

    Glad to read you’re doing well.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! I’d take Donaldson or Conforto — time to move on if you can

  106. scoboticus says:
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    MadBum has tied me to the WHIPping post. Oy!

      • scoboticus says:
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        And didn’t even have the decency to give me a Quality Start!

  107. herschel says:
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    @Grey: soler with another HR today. nice call…would you swap him for blackmon?

  108. herschel says:
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    @Grey: currently have story playing DH with franmil sitting on the bench (other ss is bichette). would you swap story for trout? or will trout not be back in time to make it worth while?

      • Grey

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        I would swap Story for Trout

  109. toolshed says:
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    Brujan optioned back to aaa. Hard to do much when you never got a chance to play. Not really sure how he fits on this team this year even if there is a trade.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah he’s done

  110. Zeke says:
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    I still need to remove Means from my IL. Drop Trevor Rogers or Sean Manaea? Or just drop Means?

      • Zeke says:
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        Thanks!

        Drop either of the other two for Touki?

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            Thanks, man!

  111. Will says:
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    Grabbed Bumgarner off the wires for Eflin, he went 5IP 1 ER but only 1 K today against the lowly Pirates (in line for the W unless Soria blows up again). Start him again next week at Texas? Thanks.

      • Will says:
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        Thanks. Also – Kiriloff out for the season after surgery on his wrist, fyi.

  112. William Hung says:
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    RE: Trevor Rogers – someone on this site said he was expecting roughly 170 innings from Rogers, are we updating that to be 125ish now?

      • William Hung says:
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        but at the rate he’s going at roughly 5 IP per start, and the expectation that he’ll get shut down in August.. how would he get to 170?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I said he should get shut down in August, I didn’t say he will

  113. speill says:
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    I was offered Eduardo Escobar straight up for Story. Hold or take the deal and trade away Story. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh I’d hold

      • William Hung says:
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        I remember back when the consensus was that EE was a hot schmotato… wish I knew how much Chapman’s hip was going to affect him

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, but no one knew

  114. scoboticus says:
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    If we can have 7 inning no hitters, we should also have 5 inning quality starts.

  115. JC says:
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    1.?Best one from list list to stick in a 12 teamer:
    J Gray, Gomber, Gallen, Shane Mac
    2. Would you drop Mahle, Flexen or Irvin for him?
    3. Need to cut a RP. Saves and holds along with whip, era, wins, losses are all separate cats. D Castillo, Tanger, Hembree or Fairbanks

    Hey thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Mac
      2. Meh
      3. What’s a Tanger? P

      • JC says:
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        Ranger

  116. Eli Man Penguin Boy says:
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    wow, yermin’s getting that taste of MLB success for a while then falling apart really did a job on him eh? quitting baseball now even while doing great in triple again. did somebody tell him that he might be able to latch onto some other team (esp with NL DH next year) in the near future that isn’t so stocked with DH only or partial types?

  117. The Harrow says:
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    karinchak: you know somebody is good when he gets 3 pop outs in 5 pitches. that’s rare and sick. not as fantasy impressive than say a kimbrel, but it might be actually better in real life.

  118. scoboticus says:
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    Can I Haase home run?

  119. Stephen King says:
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    My Fantrax app on my phone was not working properly. I deleted it. Now i cannot find where to download it again. Any help?

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