Yesterday, Trevor Bauer continued to keep the drool moist on his owners’ chins — 8 IP, 0 ER, 7 baserunners, 12 Ks, ERA at 2.30.  The other day some ‘perts listed their biggest surprises of the 2nd half, and one (maybe more) talked about how surprised they were about Bauer.  Yeah, shocker.  *insanely long pause, staring straight ahead*  Really, really surprised.  *just a dead-eyed stare, slowly picks up Capri Sun, sips real slow on tiny straw, lets out long burp*  Yup, no one saw that coming.  Yesterday, it was too bad, Cody Allen had an epic Kazaam — 2/3 IP, 6 ER, moving his ERA up to 4.66.  I’m just going to sit down for a second.  Aw geez, it hurts to sit.  I’m going to lie on my stomach.  Make the pain go away.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Lonnie Chisenhall – Will miss eight to ten weeks with a Grade 3 strain of his calf.  That’s a calf strain that knows its multiplication tables and stops wee-wee’ing its pants.

Francisco Lindor – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .296.  Mean’s while, Jose Ramirez (2-for-4, hitting .290) hit his 25th homer.  Guys and five girl readers, what these guys are doing is crazy.  Words don’t do them justice.  niudbi21!791A biuac891 %19)>.  Seriously.

Enyel De Los Santos – 6 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, as he was called up.  Enyel is a favorite of mine because I randomly own him in Tout Wars after Prospector Ralph told me to pick him up, and I did for $4 in a $1000 FAAB league.  So hat tip to Ralph and hat tip to myself for listening to Ralph.  Though, I don’t wear hats so I’m being a real phony.  With all that said (adding on, not subtracting), I watched him and he looked solid if unremarkable.  Threw across his body, which made him wild to righties.  Lacked control in the zone at times too.  Felt like a mid-rotation-type arm if everything goes right.  The Phils should keep him in the rotation, but I have no idea if they do, and in mixed leagues he’s more of a streamer.  The preceding was from my journal, Grey’s Almanac.

Maikel Franco – 2-for-4, 4 RBIs and his 12th homer.  You can try to find another hitter as hot as Maikel, but you’re gonna struggle.  You can try to find another hitter that looks like he is Odubel Herrera’s brother, but why bother?  You can try to find another hitter who will go cold likely over the All-Star break, but why are you even looking for that?  Questions to hmm over.

Nick Williams – 3-for-5, 2 RBI, hitting around 4,000 in the last week and I’m telling anyone who will listen to grab him.  I said it on the podcast, I said it in yesterday’s post.  I said it while drinking juice, I said talking like Dr. Seuss.

Odubel Herrera – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 16th homer, hitting .278.  Damn, it’s already time for ODB to get hot like Mariah again?

Noah Syndergaard – Will return on Friday.  The Mets want to trade Syndergaard, so, I guess, this could bolster his trade appeal if he looks sharp back in the majors.  How do we think this will actually turn out for the Ehmazin’ Mets?  Cloudy with a chance of crapballs.

Drew Gagnon – 4 2/3 IP, 6 ER in his major league debut.  Fun fact!  Gagnon’s favorite vegetable is cauliflower ears.

Amed Rosario – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI with two triples because he cares about youse in TB leagues (Total Bases, not Tuberculosis).  Please, hashtag never forget that Callaway benched Rosario for a week to play Jose Reyes.

Manny Machado – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 22nd and 23rd homer.  Everyone has one uncle who divorced their wife and end up marrying one of the wife’s friends.  Yesterday’s game was Machado laughing at the Yankees’ dad jokes, saying he would be open to divorcing the Orioles and going with a division rival.

Masahiro Tanaka – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 4.68, as he was activated from the DL.  Happy to see him activated; the gastric acid in my ulcer wasn’t feeling acidy enough.  Tanaka is a giant douche because he corrects my PH balance!

Greg Bird – 1-for-3, 4 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Bird’s helping the Yankees trade for Machado too, because I’m sure the Yankees would love to send him to the O’s.  “Yeah, he’s great, just go down a little ways, and there’s beautiful Greg Birds, take as many as you want,” as Jimmy Conway waves the Orioles towards an alleyway.

Avisail Garcia – Hit the DL with a bad case of the Avisails.  Don’t do PEDs, kids.  Not saying Avisail did PEDs, but I’m giving advice to avoid PEDs in a blurb for Avisail, which is wholly coincidental if Avisail’s attorney is reading.

Miles Mikolas – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 2.65.  In the preseason, I said I’d draft Mikolas before I would draft Ohtani.  In that surprises’ article I mentioned in the Bauer lede, people mentioned Mikolas as a huge surprise too.  *another long pull on the Capri Sun straw*

Kolten Wong – 4-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, and hitting near-.500 in the last week.  Hot schmotato alert!

Dexter Fowler – 2-for-5, 4 RBIs hit his 6th homer.  The Cardinals’d depth has killed Dexter this year.  Turnabout is fair play, I suppose.

Jose Quintana – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.96.  Was a pretty easy matchup — sorry, Giants, but you are.  Hadn’t looked at Quintana’s peripherals in a while.  The long and short of it, he’s just not a #2 anymore.  Nothing to do with luck, he’s a 4-ish ERA pitcher now.

Rich Hill – 7 IP, 4 ER, 8 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.64.  It was the Padres.  Dude, get a blister and get out of here.

Eric Lauer – 8 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.40.  Hodgepadre!

Wil Myers – 1-for-4 and his 8th homer, and 45th homer this week.  Wow, Myers is on some kind of crazy run here.  Serpentine!  Serpentine!  Serpentine!  More crazy runs!

Wilson Ramos – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd in as many games.  He’s thanking all those Russian bots who voted him into the All-Star Game.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Expected to be moved up to Triple-A.   Considering he’s hitting over .400 and about to buy Ted Williams’ frozen head at a Sotheby’s auction, yeah, makes sense.

Josh Donaldson – Resumes baseball activities.  For Donaldson, I’m not sure if this is a positive or negative.

Marcus Stroman – 7 IP, 1 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 5.90.  In AL-Only leagues, you do what you have to do, but I can’t see me recommending Stroman ever in a mixed league this year, no matter the matchup or what Stream-o-Nator says.

Justin Smoak – 1-for-4 and his 13th homer, hitting .241.  As I go over my top 100 for the 2nd half that’s coming next week, I’ve toyed with Smoak being included, and, if he hits five homers between now and Sunday, he might still make it, i.e., Justin.

Adalberto Mondesi – 2-for-4, RBIs and a slam (2) and legs (5).  I saw the Royals scored runs yesterday and, before looking at the box score, I made a bet with myself trying to guess who knocked in those runs.  I chose Lucas Duda, and lost the bet, so I had to go streaking around my house.

Brian Dozier – 1-for-4 and his 14th homer.  I keep saying he’s a buy low before we get into his 2nd half dolla, dolla bill time.  Can only lead a horse to water, can’t make the horse appreciate going back to the same place its been before and finding new things to like, besides the water.

Travis Shaw – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (16) and legs (1), hitting .242.  The steal is a pleasant surprise but whatevs on that; it’s the home run I’m interested in.  I legit want his wrist to be okay, I just don’t know if it is, Orf course.

Christian Yelich – 3-for-5, 4 RBIs, hitting .292.  Today it was Christian, yesterday Jesus.  Good baseball players, but terrible He-Brewers.

Rougned Odor – 2-for-3, 3 runs and his 6th homer, hitting .286 in July (cherrypicking!), and has four homers since June 26th (hey, if I’m renting the stupid cherrypicker, I’m gonna use it) with four steals since June 25th (grab up dem favorable stats)!

Andrew Benintendi – 2-for-4, 1 run, 2 RBIs, hitting .298.  This is just for Benintendi owners the rest of you can continue on.  He’s doing so well, isn’t he?  *high fives all around* Isn’t it surprising to you he’s not hitting .300?  Feels like he’s had multiple hits every day for the last two months.  Was cool talking to you maybe we can connect via AIM.  Hello?  Hey, where you going?  We’re BFFs!  Come back!

Felix Hernandez – Hit the DL with back soreness.  Must be sore from lugging around that 5.13 ERA.

Mitch Haniger – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 18th homer.  He’s big time feast or famine, huh?  His April — 9 HRs, .286; his May — 1 HR, .233; June — 6 HRs; July was a .188 average with zero homers before yesterday.  Taking Saberhagenmetrics to a new level.

Garrett Richards – 2 2/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 3.66.  I swear, I didn’t Google news on him, so I have no idea why he was lifted, but can I guess an injury?  I’m right, aren’t I?  Just nod if I’m right.  Kidding, I can’t see you, you goof.

Kole Calhoun – 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer as he hit leadoff again after a week-long detour in the nine hole.  The Sciosciapath is mad, and if you fold a lineup card together like a Mad Magazine cover, the nine hole and the leadoff spot are the same spot.

Alex Bregman – 2-for-5, 3 RBIs and his 18th and 19th homers.  Hey, Bregman, this is all cool and all, but could you give George Springer back his mojo?  Doode’s wandering around like a limp noodle laying on a water bed.

Hector Rondon – 1 IP, 1 ER and the blown save after he had to enter the game, cleaning up Ken Giles’ mess (0 IP, 3 ER).  Why do the Astros keep trying to bother with Giles?  His only punch outs are of his own head.

Stephen Piscotty – 1-for-5 and his 11th homer, and 4th homer in as many games.  I don’t know why you’re not picking him up and Piscotty doesn’t know either.

Tyler Anderson – 6 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 3.76.  As I said on yesterday’s podcast between um’s and uh’s, I’m done with Rockies starters.  The upside is not worth the downside.

Nolan Arenado – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 23rd homer.  In my attic, I found the actual feather the real-life nephew of Uncle Sam put in his cap and pronounced it ‘macaroni.’  I’m just going to carelessly leave it by this open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Joe Musgrove – 5 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.77, as he was activated from the DL.  Perfect guy for the Pirates to get back as we head into trading season, because everything Musgrove!  As for him specifically, his peripherals are solid, but if his health isn’t 100%, I wouldn’t trust him in every matchup, but could see owning him.

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 3.47.  Would be overstating matters if I said I was picking him up, I’ll go into cyclops with a monocle mode for now.

Bryce Harper – 0-for-5, 4 Ks, hitting .215.  According to Tom Verducci, Bryce is so far inside his head right now with this slump he’s trying old Little League exercises to break him out of the slump.  Like crying when he strikes out, calling his manager a ‘jerk’ then pointing to a teammate indicating they said ‘jerk,’ and sticking a pretzel out of his fly so it looks like he has a pretzel penis.

Anthony Rendon – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 13th homer.  Rendon would just like to clear up that he did not call anyone a jerk.

Sean Doolittle – Hit the DL.  I was gonna say this with Avisail, but I felt like dragging his name through the mud instead.  Guys hit the DL in the week leading up to the All-Star break as a way to sneak in an extra few days of rest.  This seems like the case with Doolittle.  He’ll get this week and next week.   It’s like having multiple colonoscopy bags hooked to your belt and going to a buffet.  Sneaky, but totally legal.  Kelvin Herrera would appear to be the clearcut favorite to fill-in.

   
  1. JakeTPE says:
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    Grey!

    Superb recap, sir. Happy Day after Bauer Day! HDABD! That was impressive! Even Cody’s 6 ER can’t spoil my mood (except in the one league I have Bauer *and* Cody!!) BTW, I think Cody got Kazaamed! up 4 in the 9th, not that it excuses anything… Why didn’t Tito just let him finish? So 100 pitches isn’t the threshold but 111 is? [Tries to jam straw into Capri Sun but is too angry. Capri Sun sprays out of straw all over shirt.] Ugh.

    Have a good one until next HDABD. Great pod (how’d that dude get a DMC?) and looking forward to 2nd half ranks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @JakeTPE: Oops on Allen… Haha, I know, I don’t get it either on the DMC, I have to ask him next time I see him

  2. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!!

    Fantastic write-up, you nailed it!

    Mark Twain quote of the day for July 11

    A Circumstance that will coerce one man will have no effect upon a man of a different temperament. If Circumstance had thrown the bank-note in Caesar’s way, his temperament would not have made him start for the Amazon. His temperament would have compelled him to do something with the money, but not that. It might have made him advertise the note–and WAIT. We can’t tell. Also, it might have made him go to New York and buy into the Government, with results that would leave Tweed nothing to learn when it came his turn.

    Very well, Circumstance furnished the capital, and my temperament told me what to do with it. Sometimes a temperament is an ass. When that is the case the owner of it is an ass, too, and is going to remain one. Training, experience, association, can temporarily so polish him,
    improve him, exalt him that people will think he is a mule, but they will be mistaken. Artificially he IS a mule, for the time being, but at bottom he is an ass yet, and will remain one.

    By temperament I was the kind of person that DOES things. Does them, and reflects afterward. So I started for the Amazon without reflecting and without asking any questions. That was more than fifty years ago. In all that time my temperament has not changed, by even a shade. I have been punished many and many a time, and bitterly, for doing things and
    reflecting afterward, but these tortures have been of no value to me; I still do the thing commanded by Circumstance and Temperament, and reflect afterward. Always violently. When I am reflecting, on those occasions, even deaf persons can hear me think.

    I went by the way of Cincinnati, and down the Ohio and Mississippi. My idea was to take ship, at New Orleans, for Para. In New Orleans I inquired, and found there was no ship leaving for Para. Also, that there never had BEEN one leaving for Para. I reflected. A policeman came and
    asked me what I was doing, and I told him. He made me move on, and said if he caught me reflecting in the public street again he would run me in.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  3. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    shallow 10 team h2h OBP limited moves (season budget)

    Trying to trade a hitter for a pitcher (pretty much anything that’s better than the waiver wire), would you trade Gallo for Rich Hill?

    • bossmanjunior333 says:
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      @bossmanjunior333:

      and to give context, here are some of the best SP available on the waiver: Sabathia, Gibson, Kingham, Stroman, Odorizzi, Gausman, Ross, D Rodriguez, Suarez, etc

      Since Hill came back from the DL, he has a 3.34 ERA with a 22.8 K-BB%, including his mediocre start yesterday. Am I crazy to think he has higher upside than those waiver options? Or should I hold out for a better opportunity?

    • b the esq. says:
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      @bossmanjunior333: Hold and find a better option or stream. The SPs listed on waivers aren’t great but could be decent match up plays.

  4. Hebrew Hammer says:
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    Great write up! Speaking of resuming baseball activities, Yoenis purchased a new pair of legs to avoid tweaking his current set. Calm down fantasy owners, an installation date has not been set!

    1.) You starting Freddy tonight at Marlins?

    2.) Rest of season bench bat:
    Pour me a Piscotty or Nick Williams? Fyi Domingo Santana was my bench bat here..hmm (16 team Dynasty keeper league)

    Thankyou for the daily read!

      • Hebrew Hammer says:
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        @Grey:

        Almost forgot to ask. I have Folty and Freddy going tonight.

        Start Joey CHEESE home against Arizona? Haven’t had much confidence in him since he came back from DL…

          • Hebrew Hammer says:
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            @Grey:

            Shhhh Dozier just hit another bomb (and my Salvador Perez)

              • Hebrew Hammer says:
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                @Grey:

                Goes bad real quick for Freddy, Folty and, Joey cheese.

                Pitch counts crazy for Peralta and Joey barely 3rd inning!

  5. Molina bros bbq says:
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    Obp league pederson or nick Williams ros?

    Cahill or wheeler Ros?

    Thanks!

    • bigbear says:
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      @Molina bros bbq: Nick Williams for now. Cahill? Neither are ROS type guys.

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Molina bros bbq: Can “none of them” be the answer for RoS. PWith options like those, pick up the hot hand, then move on when they are not so hot. Williams and Wheeler for the moment.

  6. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    How’s it going? I have odor and piscotty on the waiver wire. I’d say my two weakest bats (not weak at all) are Smoak and Kyle Tucker. Are you pulling the trigger on either, or holding ? Thanks !

  7. larry munsters' grabbee says:
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    – Grey

    who would you grab to hold in a 12 team league Tyler Mahle- D. Bundy- or Nathan Eovaldi ???

  8. Scottsteelers says:
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    I was offered either Blackmon and Carrasco for Aguilar and a 3rd rd pick next year or Rizzo in place of Blackmon. Aguilar is 11th rd keeper next year. No one else in trade has keeper value. Thoughts? Wil myers backup 1B as well

  9. Grey-
    who would you pickup to own in a 12 team league: Nathan Eovaldi, Dylan Bundy, or Tyler Mahle

  10. Beastman says:
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    Hola Grey! Thoughts on this trade in a 16-team keeper league where my goal is to accumulate as much SP depth as possible to compete for the title this year?

    GIVE $6 Velasquez, $2 kopech, and Blach
    GET Gausman and Kingham

    A thousand and three thanks.

      • Beastman says:
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        @Grey: story of my life!

    • b the esq. says:
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      @Beastman: Are the $ keeper values? If the goal is this year, it looks pretty good. Kopech has been all of the place and may not be up. Even if he is, his control is pretty lousy.

  11. Brett says:
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    Moncada or tucker for the rest of the year?

    Thanks

    • bigbear says:
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      @Brett: I’m curious too. I just dropped Moncada for Tucker myself. Moncada may end up with more R/HR. But bet Tucker ends with better everything else.

  12. Joey Schmoface says:
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    Rest of season: Trumbo or Odor

  13. Hepcat13 says:
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    Good morning!

    Yahoo 5×5 12 team h2H

    Drop Flaherty for Profar? Or hold? Last three outings have been awful.

    Thanks

    • bigbear says:
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      @Hepcat13: If Profar is a bench bat, I’d hold. But if you need him to play everyday, then meh. I’d probably still hold, but can see doing it.

  14. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    Gray-

    Given your Quintana thoughts above, is he more of a streamer in a 12 team mixed?

    Thanks! Also, you might be happy to know that I’ve got my friends to use your term “prayer circle” (or hexagon/pentagon) whenever someone we love in fantasy is hurt.

    • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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      @Pine Tar Incident: There’s also the ‘reverse prayer circle’ which Grey performs on Garrett Richards to keep him off the field.

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: I respectfully disagree. He may not be a true #2 anymore even though he was drafted as one, but he’s still a clear tier above streaming. His 88% ownership in ESPN supports that, I think. There’s something to be said for being consistently average on a good team.

        Just saying, guys like Wheeler, Eovaldi, Cahill are streamers. Quintana is ranked in top-60 of pitchers which is a roster spot in a 12-team mixed.

        • Grey

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          He’s pretty borderline when you can’t start him at home against a better team, or expect it to bite you in the ass

          • Starz says:
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            @Grey: The only concern with him is the walks. I don’t see any other concern. He’s only had 7 games at home. Two bad starts against Atlanta two and three months ago has skewed his splits.
            Idk, I don’t get how he’s lumped in with streamers, sorry. He’s not worth where he was drafted but he’s still clearly better than being on the waiver wire.

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              @Starz: Not trying to sound defensive of a guy I have. But just saying, he wouldn’t be dropped in my 12 team. And if so, he’d be grabbed right away. The largest ownership available is under 40%.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Velocity is down, walks are up, looks like a 4.25 ERA pitcher, which is fine, pretty replaceable in a 12 teamer

              • Starz says:
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                @Grey: Fair enough. I know I have no reason to drop him in my league. He’s way above what’s currently available and would be picked-up right away. If he reverts back to April, maybe then. Just don’t see any reason to when I have much worse pitchers on my roster in Godley and VV. But we have ten pitcher spots in my league (overall P) so it’s deep.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, that’s fair, not like I think he’s Danny Duffy or Stroman

                • batflix says:
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                  @Starz: Is VV way worse tho?

  15. Christopher Coriell says:
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    Drafted Bauer after yer recommendation of him and I had been reading you for a few years. Guys in my league said it was a ‘ wasted pick’ . Ha. Bauer is a monster. Just like you said. I’ll read you and take yer advice until I stop playing fantasy baseball. Thank you Grey! Your site is really the best. And your an effing genius!

  16. Jordan says:
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    I’m thinking of trading Correa for Vlad in a keep everyone forever dynasty. Validate me, please!

      • Jordan says:
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        @Grey: Figured you’d Correa’d me if I were wrong. Thanks :)

    • batflix says:
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      @Jordan: damn the Vald hype has no limits

  17. bigbear says:
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    Schoop: Is he back? Not necessarily “back” back, but “playable with legit hope for upside” back… on a crappy injury riddled 8th place team in desperate need of some HR power… I just dropped J-Hey for Schoop.

    Kyle Tucker – score 3 runs with an SB and no mention! Where’s the justice! I’m joshing orf course, but thought he’d get some screen time (unless you’re limiting that because he’s so young).

    Yuli Gurriel – did he make the top 100? Doubt it, but he’s be (fire emoji) 100 lately. Gurriel or Thames over the second half?

    • HomerHWBush says:
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      @bigbear: John Wick Schoop? Yeah… I’m thinkin’ he’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Yeah, Schoop is seeing ball well — Tucker! Gurriel over Thames

  18. Cable says:
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    H/H points….ROS. Which 3 SPers

    Marquez
    Heaney
    Teheran
    LeBlanc
    Minor
    Zimmerman
    Odorizzi
    Musgrove

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cable: Musgrove, LeBlanc, Odorizzi, kinda all streamers

      • Cable says:
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        @Grey:

        My funds are limited at $5 a pop for FA pickups

  19. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Man…SON absolutely hates Mike Montgomery today away vs. The Giants. Normally I trust the bot…but vs tbe Giants?!

    We rolling Montgomery out there today or nah? In 2 leagues I’m in theres a 24SP limit due to extended period and I’m needing as much help as I can get in one league to win what is now a 4 way tie breaker for 1st.

    • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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      @Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up: on that note, SON likes Bundy today at home vs. The Yanks…is the robot drunk or is Bundy safe? I’m 99.9% sure we’re sitting Bundy; but the robot is rarely wrong twice.

      • Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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        @Grey: Thanks brothahman!

  20. Mullins89 says:
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    Need 2 of these 3 outfielders

    Trumbo
    Nick Williams
    Kyle Tucker

    Need 3 of these 5 starters

    Eflin
    Peralta
    Pivetta
    Eovaldi
    Zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Mullins89: Not Williams — Peralta, Zimm, Eovaldi, all kinda close

      • Slappy Jack says:
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        @Grey: Pivetta about to play baltimore and get his mojo back (or so I hope)

  21. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Muncy so sexy, a homer is business as usual!

  22. Cram It says:
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    Pretzel penis!

    Benny owner, and I feel like he’s been a .320 hitter this year, with a HR here and a SB there, without doing anything spectacular. But then I see he’s ranked #8 overall and this guilt washes over me for taking his awesomeness for granted.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Cram It: Totally, right? He’s been killing it for 2 months at least

      • crime dog says:
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        @Grey: what do you think about beintendi long term? my friend and I always argue beintendi vs. bregman (don’t ask why) I always say bregman is better now and long term. better approach imo and can hit both lefties and righties. Beintendi just seems like the red sox awesomeness is boosting his player rater value. Seems like that guy that will fall off the fantasy radar once his speed declines. Maybe he figures out lefties though and will be sweet for years to come.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Bregman has more upside, Benintendi is better all around hitter — Bregman could be a 35/15/.280 — Benintendi feels more like a 25/15/.300 guy

          • Crime Dog says:
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            @Grey: that’s about what I thought too. If you watch Bregman too he just looks like a seasoned hitter, really works the count, never seems to get rattled, scrappy hitter.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Agreed, but shaving his face was awful

              • crimedog says:
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                @Grey: haha for sure. On all accounts. One of my friends played in a tournament against him when he played at LSU and he sounds like a nutbag. I guess he hit a single and said to my friend playing first base “ya BRO! That shit was nothin, bout to hit 60 bombs against you guys weekend!”

          • batflix says:
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            @Grey: Beni is just getting started, will be 40hr hitter within 2 years
            I literally own him nowhere , but I love the things I see

        • Stumanji! says:
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          @crime dog: When his speed declines…in 8 years? He’s 24!

  23. Wally Pip says:
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    jose abreu hitting .178 with three home runs in 157 at-bats since May 27.

    thoughts on if abreu will bounce back in the second half? so far hes been about as valuable as yonder alonso

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Wally Pip: I’d guess he will get hot at some point, but White Sox are not great and he might have an off year…

  24. Wally Pipp says:
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    jose abreu hitting .178 with three home runs in 157 at-bats since May 27.

    thoughts on if abreu will bounce back in the second half? so far hes been about as valuable as yonder alonso

  25. JC says:
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    I traded Bryce & Kyle Tucker over the weekend for Ian Desmond & Lindor.
    It’s a done deal, but still wondering what you think?

    • Starz says:
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      @JC: omg, i first read that as “bruce” and was going to ask wtf is in your league? Haha, my mistake!

    • batflix says:
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      @JC: You gave away Harper and Tucker for Lindor? redraft or keeper/ dynasty?

  26. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    It is a good day when 3 phillies hitters are in the top 10 of the daily update! They have been winning without hitting hopefully the bats get hot. Still not convinced on kapler though so many fundumentals ignored. that first game of the double header tie game in 8th nobody out runners on 1 & 2 and Franco swinging for the fence for a weak pop up to third when a ball in play score .

    i dont get the analytics but i guess you cant argue w/ success

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        @Turd Wendell:

        one thing i will say is the team seems to be on board with this manager now. Other than Arrietta awhile back I think he has them convinced they can win this way

  27. Ohtani Bonaduce says:
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    No one wins on that streaking bet, no one.

    Momma call him Raul, I call him Raul.

  28. John Lettiere says:
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    Nick Williams or JOC ros?

  29. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    1. Who should I keep (H-2-H). McCutcheon or Heyward.
    2. Who should I keep. Tanaka or Hill (for the few starts before next blister outbeak)

    Thanks.

  30. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Ian Desmond or Kyle Tucker rest of season?

  31. MJP says:
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    Someone offered me a trade for Trout – I always auto turn them down, but this caught my eye:

    Trout for Machado & Benintendi

    Yahoo 7×7 league +OPS +BB

    What do I do?

      • Joel says:
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        @Grey: piggyback question.

        Same goes is it were Sale instead of Machado?

        • Joel says:
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          @Joel: minus the league type

  32. Joel says:
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    Walker the Beuhler is back this Friday. Time to play the drop game. Who do you suggest?

    Pivetta, Ray, Betances, Zimmerman?

  33. Rudboy says:
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    Do you still hate Bregman? That dude is a STUD

  34. Brax says:
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    Is JA Happ offer material or should we wait a bit to see if some sort orry of an injury is lingering?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brax: Hopefully he’s not hurt for my sake, but I don’t know, he’s looked wonky

  35. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    1. My Jo Ma and Hendricks for his Benintendi and Knebel.
    2. Jo Ma and F Peralta for Starling and Devenski (holds is a cat)
    3. My Jo Ma and Seager for his Ozzie
    4. Jo Ma and F Peralta for Ozzie

  36. Ozzie Albies' Helmet says:
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    Alex Bregman pre-enlightenment (76 Games): .256/.366/.454, 11 HR, 43 RBI

    Alex Bregman after he shaves mid-game (15 Games): .393/.471/.902, 8 HR, 16 RBI

    Maybe Springer should shave his facial hair mid game to get his mojo back. Maybe we all should…

      • Squat Cobblers says:
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        @Grey: Not sure about shaving ALL of one’s body hair…The wife likes to leave me with that ass-less chaps look …That’s really a win for everyone.

  37. ctrengove says:
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    Grey! Everyone in my league is dragging their feet with Piscotty, incl me. He’s still available.

    Would you drop any of the following for him?
    -Avisail, DL
    -Adam Jones
    -ODB

  38. Zeus says:
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    It is good that big Stein is no longer the head of the Yankees but it does make me long for the days of him getting a boner because Manny hit two against the Yankees last night and them then trading McGee, McGriff and Buhner for Machado.

  39. Brian says:
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    I can’t believe there are teams that still haven’t settled on a closer. Should I drop Giles in a 12-team league? The top relievers available are Tony Watson, Jared Hughes, and Matt Barnes.

  40. Zeus says:
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    Much like the word fetch the Astros are just not going to make Giles a thing.

    Does anyone else giggle like a dirty minded 8 year old when they hear Chisenhall?

  41. jdred5 says:
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    Two pitchers who have been bad lately but have good next matchups:
    G Gonzalez @ PIT
    Pivetta @BAL
    I have the luxury to not start them as I am slightly over pace for the league’s 200 start max, but don’t want to miss out on their bounceback outing. Start them?
    Thanks!

  42. Five-on-One says:
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    Good morning. Looking for MI. Been staying with Chris Taylor and Josh Harrison for way too long. Other options are Wong, Hernan Perez, Adalberto Mondesi, Joey Wendle, BRad Miller, Ketel Marte, Lourde G, Alen Hanson, Zobrist, Kipnis, JT Riddle…

    Probably stick with Taylor, and dump Harrison for one of the above guys. Maybe Hernan? Can you give me your top three (including Taylor and Harrison)? Thanks.

  43. El Famous Burrito says:
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    Excellent use of the Jimmy Conway Scenario.

    Today, Burch Smith starts for The Royals, and if that doesn’t excite you, then you…..probably aren’t a degenerate gambler and will you be my sponsor?

  44. Bk says:
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    12 team 6×6 QS
    Start Marco Gonzales? (@LAA, -6.7)

    I know your not a fan (and neither am I), but can’t deny how solid he’s been. If your “meh” on it, I’m benching.

    Also, we’re ignoring JZimmermans metrics right? Matchup looks great and robot is saying no? I’m starting regardless.

    • Cram It says:
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      @Bk:
      Not starting.
      Starting.

  45. Brett says:
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    1 When Osuna is back would you rather him over box kela or Allen?

    2. Do you see Osuna as a top tier closer immediately when he is back?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Brett: 1. Let’s see if there’s trades in the next month 2. No

  46. Josh C says:
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    Hi Grey,

    What do you think is realistic for Buehler ROS now that he’s coming back? Guy in my league wants to move him for OF and I need SP.

    Would you trade any of Jos Mart, Puig, S. Marte, or Yelich to get Buehler? Any of these guys total no-go’s to get him?

    thanks

    • Cram It says:
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      @Josh C: Puig is probably not realistic since he’s on the DL. Marte and Yelich are too much.

      • Josh C says:
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        @Grey:

        thanks guys

        • Josh C says:
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          @Josh C:

          Follow up – my other option is to try for McCullers…

          Same question – offer any of Puig, Jos Mart, Yelich, Marte?

          thanks

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Jo-Ma and Puig for McCullers?

  47. Matt Stombaugh says:
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    I’m in a H2H Yahoo OPS/QS 16 team Dynasty League ($400 budget) and looking for a 3B – Eugenio Suarez and Devers are both on $6 contracts – is one a clear choice? If so, do you give up a $6 Corbin (and $18 B. Belt) for one of them?

  48. Lindorphins says:
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    Which four of these guys would you want as utility / bench options? Nimmo, Souza, Moncada, Piscotty, Healy, Nick Williams, Odor, Maikel, Bird. Thanks!

  49. mH says:
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    So frustrating owning Quintana… Look at his stat line and think not too bad then see he was pulled after only 86 pitches. Seems to be the case quite a bit, rather Maddoning

    • ctrengove says:
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      @mH:

      I owned Quintana for much of the year and hated nearly all of it. Huge bust of a 6th round draft pick. Dropped him a week ago (replaced with Eflin) and feel damn glad about it.

      • Starz says:
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        @ctrengove: Eflin’s been better for sure. But Quintana is still a step up from average streamers. I agree on the draft cost, I haven’t gotten enough value out of him but he’s definitely not droppable in my league.

        • ctrengove says:
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          @Starz:

          He certainly was in my 12-team league. In 12-teams or fewer, Quintana is a streamer now, unless he proves himself otherwise, and the peripherals don’t suggest he will.

          I’d take guys like Chacin against a bad/avg offense than Quintana against a good offense, and that to me says he’s a streamer.

          • Starz says:
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            @ctrengove: Probably depends on roster size, I suppose. Most owned pitcher available in my league is under 40%. Quintana has 88% ownership in ESPN. Ranked as 60th starting pitcher which is about right. I would drop Godley over him. Quin and Chacin are pretty comparable.

            Fangraphs has him ranked 43rd and “usually start” ranking. That’s accurate considering his awful April is skewering his numbers. I don’t have any reason to sit him.

            I guess I consider streamer guys like Wheeler, Cahill, Eovaldi, guys that you’re riding the hot hand and moving on from easily.

  50. zach jany says:
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    Eflin or bieber roster?

  51. Worm Burner says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Kyle Tucker or Aaron Hicks ROS?

    Thanks

  52. BMC says:
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    Grey!

    Need some assistance with my line-up. Lost H2H 4 weeks in a row.

    Are there any obvious drop and adds (from today’s write up)?

    12 team H2H
    CATS (R, HR, RBI, SB, BB, AVG, W, SV, K, ERA, WHIP)

    C – Hicks
    1b – Abreu
    2b – C. Hernandez
    3b – Andujar (Bryant DL)
    SS – Taylor (Torres DL)
    OF – Kemp
    OF – D. Gordon
    OF – Brantley
    Util – Springer

    SP – Kluber, Bauer, Carrasco, Lucchesi, Rodriguez (BOS), Eovaldi, Santana (DL)
    RP – Chapman, Seranthony, Rondon, Ottavino

    • Cram It says:
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      @BMC: I don’t know what cats you keep losing in but you look short on HR/RBI. Lots of adds from today’s write up but don’t know who is available. Doubt Myers/Benny/ODB, etc are!

      • BMC says:
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        @Cram It:

        You hit the nail on the head!

        Struggling with HR/RBI.

        Someone offered me Mazara, ODB, and Peralta for Bryant. Maybe I accept this deal?

  53. cyler8 says:
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    In a 10 team OPS dynasty league someone dropped Justin Upton. Should I drop Ohtani the hitter for Upton or hold?

    • Cram It says:
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      @cyler8: I’d want Ohtani in a dynasty. No one else you can drop?

      • cyler8 says:
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        @Cram It: Here are my “bench” bats as of this moment:

        Meadows
        Pham
        Schwarber

        So not really. Meadows maybe? But in the dynasty league he does hold a bit more value.

        • Cram It says:
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          @cyler8: I’d drop Meadows too. League is shallow.

  54. Turd Wendell says:
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    I love it when guys like Nicky Williams and Steven Biscotti’s Piscottys are tearing it up meanwhile my 3rd and 4th Rd picks are now riding pine. Thanks alot Ozuna and Abreu.

      • Turd Wendell says:
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        @Grey: You see any hope for either? Im shopping them around. Would you take Aguilar and Kemp for Abreu?

        • Starz says:
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          @Turd Wendell: Ozuna had that hot streak a month ago, so he could easily heat up again. Shopping them around isn’t a bad idea but don’t sell too low on either.

  55. Perfect Game says:
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    I guess I should’ve traded Cody Allen for Knebel when I had the chance last week. Maybe the other owner will forgive me and give me another chance.

  56. Perfect Game says:
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    Would making a move for Treinen be a bad idea from the standpoint the A’s could move him and he won’t end up as a closer on another team?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Perfect Game: I’d be surprised if Treinen is not closing in August/Sept

  57. Murph says:
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    Hey Grey
    Had a sad smile at your headline… I just traded for Bauer and went to bed at the end of the 8th. On the flip side, I traded AWAY Cody Allen. Im a basket of emotions, ya’ll!!

    That said, Reddick or Franco going forward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: I’d take that any day, all you lost was a win… Franco

  58. Omar says:
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    AL Only. 5×5 Roto. Drop DeShizz for Mondesi?

  59. Dave D says:
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    I actually watched the Allen meltdown. Sad thing is Otero could have saved his a$$ and Bauer’s as well. Walking Dilson Herrera to get to Joey Votto= no bueno.

    I am reluctant to admit I dropped Nick Williams 10 fays ago after a productive frw weeks on my roster. I needed a MI and picked up Gyorko.

    Perhaps I should have dropped the band-aid boy Acuña. Hmmmn…

  60. Scen says:
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    Drop Chris Taylor or Ian Desmond for Nick Williams or David Peralta?

    Drop Rich Hill or Quintana for Shane Bieber or Andrew Suarez? (QS league)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Scen: Hold on bats, those pitchers are streamers

  61. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    A’s Astros pissed me off. Treinen is my guy, I was keen on Trivino b4 your post aswell. The Lucroy bregman missed tag errant throw pissed me the eff off!!!

    I have piscotty – but been seeing a lot of chatter about Nick Williams- I am a Philly guy, but have a semi-distrust of the phillies. I picked Piscotty after dropping Avisail. Williams or Piscotty ROS – if one can even answer that. Also pick up Avisail if it looks like this hammy DL stint isnt the 2 month end of season hammy?

      • Starz says:
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        @Grey: Bummer about Avisail, he was on fire and was a nice hot-hand.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Can’t ever stay healthy

    • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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      @Johnnyhobbes: n.will gets sort of hot for maybe 3 days at a time, then turns to garbage for like 16 days at a time. rinse/repeat. piscotty’s mom finally stopped rotting, and OAK locals have mentioned he’s found the motivation/time/effort to change his swing, he’ll be good now. avisail was of course even hotter than piscotty, but now hurt again with the exact same injury that he had before and is likely out longer this time to actually heal it (similar to kennedy)

  62. lwomack58 says:
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    Would you rather have W. Smith or Serathony for save potential for ROS? Thank you.

  63. Guilermo says:
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    Are Cueto or Lucchesi worth a start today? Thanks, Grey.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d start both in most leagues

    • Cram It says:
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      @Guilermo: I’m starting Lucchesi.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Then run for the hills!!! Kidding

        • Cram It says:
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          @Grey: Haha. I am the worst streamer. It’s the biggent weakness in my game. That, and getting hammered during the draft.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha… I just grabbed Lucchesi in our RCL, here goes nothing!

            • Cram It says:
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              @Grey: Get on the Lucchoo train!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Hopefully he’s better than Sal Romano, you know Luccheesy!

                • Cram It says:
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                  @Grey: Ya putta deez guys in da Streamonator and ya get a nice a pasta fazool.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    HA! Hey, whatcha doing with the pretzel penis?!

  64. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – looking to win now in a 12 team keeper. Would you do either or both of these trades of your Harper keeper? If so, which is your fav?

    My $21 Harper for his $18 Bregman

    My $21 Harper $7 Nimmo and a throw in for his $10 Story $23 Kluber (and maybe but not definitely Cervelli)?

  65. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Hosmer or Smoak ROS?

  66. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    ok, nobody is really named ji-man choi, that’s a name from at most a muscle man figure toy in the 80’s.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hahahaha, no, but I remember them

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Grey: yeah super weird, awesome figures. for a long time that was probably my entire view of japanese culture

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Pretty hilarious

  67. Bk says:
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    I see you still like Smoak (he’s been hitting much better of late).

    Would you drop any of
    Nick Williams, Matz, Gausman, Quintana, Ohtani, or maybe Souza for him?

    Long bench, 10 Team roto daily moves

  68. zach jany says:
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    Rank these in order who u would roster please

    Healy
    Schoop
    Puig
    Devers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Devers, Healy, Schoop

  69. Johnnyhobbes says:
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    Odorizzi, Cahil, Matz, Romo, Mahle Wheeler, Minor ROS– basically a streaming situation? FYI- this is my first year using ‘pert source for advice, and you and the rest of the perty perts are unbelievable valuable but at the same time id dont want to tell my league mates about you. sorry / not sorry. Also after seeing this season unfold I wont be drafting pitching before the 5th round ever again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, thanks! Those SPs are streamers tho Romo is saves

      • Johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: ESPN has Romo with SP slot capability- and he piles in points- in weekly league – it draws my interest. … hear ya on the rest . out of curiosity would Luke Weaver be above the rest of those SPs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Weaver’s in same area of them

          • Johnnyhobbes says:
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            @Grey: grazie, bello

              • Johnnyhobbes says:
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                @Grey: Although a local hottie in my neck of the woods and fellow Villanova Alum, she doesn’t hold a candle to the master Lothario. (although I was always fascinated at her gratuitous bush shots in more than just a couple of here works) Just finished a trade … gave L weaver and Scooter for Brian Dozier. thoughts?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Hahahahaha — nice trade

  70. EG says:
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    Schoop or Odor? Thanks

  71. Alcesto says:
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    Yo Grey, 5×5 11 team mixer, are you risking VV in his first game back at the Mets? How about Lance Lynn against KC?

    Thanks for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t start either

    • Starz says:
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      @Alcesto: VV against the Mets is as safe of a floor as you can get. He also only missed one start. Low risk/high reward.

  72. Mapman14 says:
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    Pivetta or Eovaldi ROS

  73. Brian says:
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    Picked up enyel de los santos and sent down arano.

    I need to either drop arano outright or cut one of the arms on my milb roster to make room for arano. i’m in 2nd place and have treinen, vazquez, hector rondon closing with melancon if he ever gets the job back and strickland on the DL. varano is useful but he’s probably not getting more than 10 saves ROS in committee with seranthony.

    anyway, would you cut arano outright, or send him down and cut one of kaprielian (hurt but still think he has upside if healthy), taylor hearn, dennis santana, or jojo romero. I’d be sending arano down to call him back up at some point if he emerges as the top CL option in PHI

    thanks grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Melancon before Arano

      • Brian says:
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        @Grey: put in a waiver claim for de los santos and just plugged in arano then forgot about it. so he’s gone.

        only option is to send him down and drop another prospect or let him hit waivers and lose him. if i cut a prospect and place arano on my milb roster, i can then send down de los santos and call up arano or just cut melancon. a little convoluted, i know. but to do that i have to cut a prospect.

        so who would you cut from kaprielian, jojo romero, taylor hearn (pit), or dennis santana for arano? I’m competing for a championship if that changes who you’d cut.

        thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, lose Jojo

  74. MH says:
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    Master Lothario, who would you rather have the rest of the year, 14 tm h2h league, Cespedes or Teoscar?

  75. winteriscoming says:
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    Hey Grey is vizcaino still worth holding on to or drop for: Barnes Lugo trivino mchugh Jimenez familia Britton bearclaw romo Rondon or Arano?
    Also my trade deadline is approaching; Soto 25th acuna 25th hoskins 25th bellinger 25th lindor 1st JoRam 5th Nola 7th Jesus 25th story 25th – will eventually have to choose five of these to keep which would you try and move for SP ? Leaning towards story Jesus Hoskins..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why would you drop Viz? Did I miss news on him?

      • winteriscoming says:
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        @Grey: I suppose I am being a little impatient but he has had two appearances since 6/15 and I’m facing the guy I’m tied for 1st with and need every point I can get haha.

        I want to make a trade for sale to the guy who’s winless and rebuilding in my league. Story 25th Hoskins 25th Ray 3rd too much or not enough?

          • winteriscoming says:
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            @Grey: c hicks/Contreras
            1b Hoskins/Jesus 2b joRam/Castro 3b moose/andujar ss lindor/story of bellinger acuna Soto belt trumbo Adam Jones sp Lester Mikolas Ray Nola Severino Zimmerman (my add/drop) rp viz Kimbrel Diaz

            What would be a fair offer? He needs anything really but I suppose ss 3b and of most

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              For what? Sale? Story straight up if he’s a great keeper, can throw in a lesser piece — Belt?

              • winteriscoming says:
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                @Grey: I would love that deal but I doubt he’ll go for that his first trade proposal was Murphy sale Braun ianetta for Nola Castro Soto Contreras which I thought was cray cray

                • winteriscoming says:
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                  @winteriscoming: he countered story/Contreras for sale? I’m very tempted to take this but story has been awesome but I most likely wouldn’t keep him anyway

  76. Fausto

    fausto says:
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    E.Thames or Y.Alonso ROS?
    (playing time doesn’t matter it’s to platoon @UTIL with M.Moreland)

  77. OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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    Hey Grey!

    In your opinion;

    A – Is it worth owning Giles in a 10 team 6×6 roto w/ Holds?
    B – Is Quintana worth owning over a stream spot (same format)?
    C – What did you think of that 03 Greedo mixtape?

    Thanks, Homie!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. No B. Nope C. Loving it! Good call on that, I downloaded his last two — Been listening to it for a few

      • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, Grey! Glad you enjoyed that. I also have been enjoying Nipsey Hussle’s “Victory Lap” album. 10/10 artist name too.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Def 10/10, I have to check it out — Hussle > Greedo? Or nah?

          • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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            @Grey: In terms of name, definitely.

            It is a somewhat different style though. Tough to compare. Greedo is more freewheeling since he mostly does mixtape stuff. Hussle is more traditional, but really talented.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Gotcha…. You hear about Greedo’s real life shizz going on?

              • OldMilwaukeePounders says:
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                @Grey: Yeah, man. He got 20 years I think?

  78. Mike Scioscia says:
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    Yes, Garrett Richard is injured again. I can’t keep him or any of my starters healthy. Now I only have Heaney. Meanwhile, I can hardly contain my jealousy of that bastard A.J. Hinch. He’s got Verlander, Cole, Morton, McCullers, Keuchel.

    Guess how many starts his five guys have missed so far this year?

    That’s right. Zero.

    How am I supposed to compete with that?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spoiler alert! I hadn’t heard yet about Richards

      • Mike Scioscia says:
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        He said he was going to visit Matt Shoemaker for awhile. That’s the last I heard. Maybe I made assumptions but that sounds pretty bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          The Cobbled Together Arm?

          • Mike Scioscia says:
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            Well at least my bullpen has been steady and reliable.

  79. 200 Proof says:
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    Grey,

    Drop Jordan Zimmerman or CC Sabathia?

    Thanks!

  80. Squat Cobblers says:
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    I’m sure this has been discussed already further up the thread but,
    how is it NOT cheating to have multiple colostomy bags hooked to your belt whilst at an all-you-can-eat buffet?!?!!!

    This is thievery of the highest order. Buffet owners should do cavity searches at the door to prevent these so-called Shit-bag Smugglers. I think I’ve just found a new line of work for myself! Goodbye Mom’s basement!!

  81. Nightmare! says:
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    Greylord!!!! Heading into the all star break, I’d like to have a solid rotation. Please quickly look over and tell me what i should do. Anyone to add/drop????

    SP’s- Bumgarner, Price, Mikolas, Maeda, Greinke, Cueto, Skaggs, Gausman, Sabathia, Buehler

    RP’s- Vazquez, Morrow, Vizcaino

    Available free agents- Heaney, Musgrove, Cahill, Suter, Odorizzi, Harvey, Montgomery, Colon, Stratton

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How many teams? Musgrove(r) Skaggs

  82. Pretzel Penis says:
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    Need pitching…would you trade away Rendon to get Carrasco?

  83. FrankGrimes says:
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    I know you dont like to swear but pretzel penis really? Hahha.

  84. The Mudkat says:
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    Hey Mr. Grey!

    Keeper league. Saves, no holds, k/bb. Have Nola, Paxton, Syndergaard, Cueto, Darvish, Wood, Newcomb, Velasquez.

    Closing with Trienen, Rodney, Parker, and Kela.

    Joe Jiminez worth dropping Parker or Newcomb for? Or ditch V V even though his K/9 and matchup is awesome today.

    As always, thank you! May the sports be with you.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Guess can lose Parker, kinda coin flip

      • The Mudkat says:
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        @Grey:

        Parker over Newcomb? He gave me a drink, took me to a frat party and i woke up in a ball pit made of cheetos. Not the round kind.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, apples/oranges

          • The Mudkat says:
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            @Grey:

            Thanks bud. Rather roll the dice on Newcomb’s K’s and sit him on difficult matches. Thanks for pushing me over the lemming cliff. @Grey:

  85. Gotime says:
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    Morning Grey, in a redraft H2H weekly locks,
    1. in 2nd place with 20 moves left… do you use a move to drop G Fing Richards for Tucker? My other bench bat is Moncada.
    2. Also trying to clean house on pitching, my hitting has kept me going.. flat out drop Pivetta and leave slot open for later use? Out there is Musgrove Suarez Bieber Guerra Luchessi.. kinda streamers and tough to commit with limited moves I guess.. thanks!
    3. Oh and Grey sporting the back to the future shirt in LA huh? Nice! The wife got me a custom Biff Co. Enterprises shirt on Father’s Day.. met the one who printed the shirt at a party.. she’s like “what’s Biff Co?” Either she’s young or I’m old!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Yes 2. Hold 3. HA! Nice! Yeah, BTTF is my favorite

  86. Munsterfryer says:
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    ROS Eflin or Zimmerman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, Eflin

  87. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, 10 tm h2h pts. please drop 1 from each list –

    OF
    Piscotty
    Desmond
    Rosario

    1st

    Olsen
    Smoak

    thanks for always being there/here ; )

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Piscotty, Olson (toss up on this)

  88. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey! Wow, references to both Goodfellas and Mad Magazine fold ins? You’ve made Jimmy Two Times and Al Jaffee very happy!

    With news that Avisail’s hammy strain is a newer (kinder, gentler) strain, which they say should have him return just after the break, should I now hold?

    Could drop for…
    Mondesi. His inconstant toolsy-ness intrigues me. He’d fit in with my all-or-nothing offense.
    Starlin Castro. Owning Harper, Gallo & Santana, I’m always battling in batting average
    Eovaldi. Worth rostering in RCL? I have enough decent SPs that I can sit him when I need to
    Otherwise I can just use it as a streaming spot. Any or all of these better than holding Avisail?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha — sure, can hold Avisail

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Cool. Oh, I guess I should’ve mentioned I already have three guys on the DL, so Avisail’s taking up a roster spot. Does that change the outlook? Do you occasionally keep DL’d guys even when you’re over your DL limit?

        PS: Bryce Harper is such a horror to own these days, because you can never sit him. You just gotta keep starting him and watch him kill your team day after day. I’ve got my fingers crossed on the pretzel penis cure though…

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I wouldn’t hold Avisail, but those options are kinda whatever — Bryce is a total effin mess, hopefully pretzel penis is the answer

  89. ctrengove says:
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    Wow, SON liked Bieber against NYY… You said after his last start you prolly don’t have the stones to start him against NYY. Still the case? I’m torn between my gut (which is stoneless) and SON’s big-stone love-fest.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t touch him for that start

  90. akboognish says:
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    Hi Grey – should I drop Skaggs or Newcomb for Eovaldi?

      • akboognish says:
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        @Grey: Thanks, man; not the answer I expected, which I guess is why I asked! I’m doing it!

  91. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    To bolster your confidence in your Lucchesi stream, I’m starting Maeda. My last 3 starts vs. the padres : 27 baserunners, 11 ER, in 16 innings pitched, and of course no wins. I would bet on a Padres win and big days from Renfroe, Spangenburg, Asuaje, and Hedges.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, you know what’s coming right? 4 ER for both and both out of game before 5th

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey: haha. Wouldn’t surprise me at this rate. Last evening was another night of the living scrubs for my pitching: Grichuk, Russell Martin, and the aforementioned Hedges tearing my guys up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Right there with you, even Enyel was left in an IP too long and gave up two unnecessary runs

          • Fred Garvin MP says:
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            @Grey: That stinks, but you got that sweet W, and overall his line didn’t look too bad.

            Oh yeah, nice of the D’backs to move up Ray’s start so he gets to pitch in Coors tomorrow. That was the final straw. I launched him into the sun last night.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I’m benching Ray, but not sure why I’m not just dropping him… Prolly will over the break for s’s and g’s

              • Fred Garvin MP says:
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                @Grey: Honestly, you probably have fewer options than me, and it’s likely the prudent thing to do anyway.

                In the draft where I got Ray, I was deciding between him and Nola. I wish my legs were longer so I could kick my own ass.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  HA, I hear ya

  92. Brett says:
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    Bieber or Alex wood?

  93. Barney Graham says:
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    I’m in a 12 team NL-ONLY 5×5 keeper Roto league and I’m playing for next season. There ar no salaries and we can keep the players as long as we want. I have already acquired extra picks in the first 3 rounds and we can keep 4 players.

    Right now, my keepers are –

    Nolan Arenado
    Max Scherzer
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Ozzie Albies

    I also have AJ Pollock, whom I can package with one of my keepers.

    I have the ability to spin Goldschmidt or Albies with Pollock into one of the following –

    Freddie Freeman
    Aaron Nola
    Charlie Blackmon
    Javy Baez
    Juan Soto
    Cody Bellinger
    Bryce Harper
    Rhys Hoskins

    Who should I go after? Should I try to move Albies or Goldy?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Goldy/Pollock for Freeman

      • Barney Graham says:
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        @Grey:

        If Freeman declined, who is 2nd choice?

        Thanks!

        • Barney Graham says:
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          @Barney Graham:

          Goldy/Pollock for Freeman declined…does anyone else make sense?

          Would it be crazy to deal Goldy or Albies + Pollock for Blackmon? Or how about Nola? Is that way too rich for Nola?

          If I had to guess, I see the top 10 in NL only lg next yr as

          Arenado
          Scherzer
          Freeman
          Turner
          Goldy
          Rizzo
          Harper
          Baez
          Nola

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Albies is more valuable than Blackmon, so not sure why you’d do that… Nola — no

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, try Freeman

  94. alps says:
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    Hey Grey
    Is the Camargo train coming to an end
    I like his multi position eligibility but he hasnt done much in about a week
    On waivers are
    Reddick, Nick Williams, Jorge Polanco, Cron
    I could really use RBI’s as well as stolen bases
    I know Camargo doesnt give SB’s
    What do you think
    Thanks

      • alps says:
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        @Grey:
        thats where i was leaning
        thanks

  95. Ed says:
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    Was offered my Syndergaard and Verdugo for his Mazara and Snell in a 12 team roto dynasty league. Not hurting for much and in 2nd right now. Just not sure if Thor is going to ever be reliable. Should I accept. I offered my Strasburg instead but he declined. Thanks!

  96. Jubaka says:
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    Should I trade away yelich for blackmon.

  97. Hankg says:
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    In a keeper league, I’m unable to keep Lindor for next year and would consider dealing him if it could put me over the top this year. A possible deal would be Lindor, Devers and either Buehler or F. Peralta for Machado, Strasburg and W. Davis. Is this a fair offer? Thanks

  98. Johnny says:
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    For a short term fill-in at Utility would you prefer Pearce or Souza (in Colorado)? Thanks G

  99. prey879 says:
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    Is Joe Jimenez worth a hold with news that Greene should return before or shortly after All Star Break? Or would you drop to stash Osuna?

    I’m sure Tigers would like to deal Greene but if I hold thru trade deadline I’d probably miss out on Osuna stash. Another option to drop would be Arano… 5×5 w/ QS 12 tm mixed redraft league

  100. Chris says:
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    Dozier or Rizzo in a H2D keeper league?

  101. YC says:
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    Hey Grey- almost an impossible question, but Harper in a keeper league? I’ll never get fair value after this year, but as a $40+ keeper with the price only going up is it time move on? I was thinking Sale, a good closer and a 3 OF. That would help this year- and I’m sure a deal like that is the best I’d get.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s not a keeper there

  102. herschel says:
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    @Grey: who do you like better as a keeper for next year (weekly roto). acuna in the 6th round (can keep for 3 years) or story in the 20th round (can keep for 2 years)?

  103. Cheif says:
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    Is Barraclough or Romo the better bet for saves going forward? From the perspective of their quality, but also thinking about who might get traded/demoted to a non closer role….

    thanks

  104. Ugh says:
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    J-Zimm 1 out away from 7IP 1 run

    Instead, 6.2 innings 4 runs and a bad whip.

    Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, sucks

  105. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Jordan Zimmerman just had a bad outing . Do you like pivetta, lucchesi, Gibson, or freeland more than him rest of season? If you like more than one, how do you rank them ?

    Thanks !

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not really, they’re all varying levels of stream

  106. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, more saves second half, britton or jimenez? thanks!

  107. Brett says:
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    Would you trade moncada and Clevinger for Nola?

      • Brett says:
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        @Grey: what if Nola can’t be kept Clevinger has a $2 keeper value for 2 years. Moncada 15 value for 2 years.
        260 budget do you think they are good keepers?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No idea anything about your league

          • Brett says:
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            @Grey: 12 team we keep 5. I should’ve mentioned that.

  108. Chud says:
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    Looking to add SP at trade deadline n eyeing Archer. What type of SP do u see him being ROS?

    A. Turning back into previous years (top 20)
    B. Improving but not to previous form (top 20 -40).
    C. Staying on current path

    Thanks!

  109. prescriptionnugs says:
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    nick williams or kiké?

  110. Steve says:
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    Keep forever:

    Harper or Springer
    Peralta or Ozuna

    Thanks

  111. Prince George says:
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    Hey Grey, top notch stuff as usual. In a 15 team keep forever dynasty please rank these SP’s: Corbin, Stroman, Flaherty. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Corbin, Flaherty

  112. Fish says:
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    Kyle Tucker for Eduardo Escobar

    It’s a Yahoo 6*6 keeper league (keep 5). I’m stacked at OF and have have Bartolo Colon’s recent bowel movement manning SS.

  113. DonnieB says:
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    With Greene planning to return, would you drop Jimenez for Arano? I only would not with the possibility Greene gets traded by July 31. Hold or go for Arano?

    After a trade I have Hicks,Contreras and Grandal. Hicks is on the bench this week. Want to trade Contreras for a top pitcher—starter or closer. How high should I aim?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Arano — McCullers? Greinke?

  114. Mr. A Knife says:
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    HOU is bat shit a 2.25 FIP pitcher gets demoted. of course he can’t use this argument since he’s throwing tantrums all the damn time, if they are going to demote him they should pull a MIN and throw him down into like low A or something with the young children of the professional baseball set.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Was kinda overdue, tbh

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: they should just fine him when he has a tantrum, a guy with a 2.25 FIP has much value. call it the giles fund.

  115. William Hung says:
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    Do I dare bench Abreu in favor of Ian Desmond @ COORS?

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @William Hung: i’d do that, abreu has like a mid .750’s OPS this year, likely getting pretty damn tired of being on a team that bad. either that or he’s hurt, or just a 2 month cold streak. i’d think TRON would likely say desmond in COL over abreu, but haven’t checked.

  116. negatto says:
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    Better bat to add going forward, Piscotty, Reddick, or Cron, who looks like he’s heating up again?

  117. Perfect Game says:
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    Felipe Vazquez – 20.8% K-BB% / 3.03 SIERRA / 2.09 FIP / 2.90 xFIP / 23.2% Hard Hit

    Blake Treinen – 23.1% K-BB% / 2.62 SIERRA / 1.83 FIP / 2.64 xFIP / 36.8% Hard Hit

    I’m looking to replace Allen. Don’t trust him anymore and his blow ups. Hasn’t really looked sharp all year…along with the entire Tribe bullpen.

    Who do you like better between Vazquez and Treinen ROS for counting stats and ratios and save opps going forward. I’m leaning Treinen and think he’ll be getting plenty of opps with OAK in the Wild Card hunt.

  118. Perfect Game says:
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    With Giles sent down to the minors, who do you think gets most of the SV chances – Peacock, Devenski, Rondon – or will it be more of by committee?

    ESPN articles metions Peacock and Devenski getting most of the opps.

    • William Hung says:
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      @Perfect Game: hasn’t Rondon been getting the bulk of save opps for the past few weeks?

      • Perfect Game says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you take Rondon over Allen at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stop reading ESPN

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Amen

    • goodfold2 says:
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      @Perfect Game: just wow, rondon has been primary saves HOU guy (except when he’s tired) for over a month now. even like fantasy newbies would start to notice how F’d that “advice” is. (as of june 10th this was pretty obvious, and there’s been no evidence to the contrary since)

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, pretty bad advice, even for ESPN

        • Perfect Game says:
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          @Grey:

          I will no longer believe their propaganda to stop polluting my impressionable mind.

          I just dropped Cody Allen for Rondon.

          Between Rodon and Vasquez who do you like for saves or is it a push?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, I’d go Vazquez

  119. Launch Angle says:
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    Thor’s digit seems fine after his rehab assignment and bullpen session. He’s starting Friday.

    Stras is progressing well too and is expected to get the first start after the break.

    Who do you like better ROS between Stras and Thor and why?

  120. Brett says:
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    Are you starting Buehler Friday vs the angels?

  121. goodfold2 says:
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    ROSSCUP UP! (probably he was added by yet another team for some reason)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, you love him

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: it just sounds funny, he’s not and never has been even like the 6th best bullpen option on the 4 or 5 teams i’ve seen him on.

  122. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Start which 2 in an OBP league

    Carpenter @ Rodon
    Bellinger @ Lucchesi
    Acuna v Gaviglio

    Thanks!

  123. Brett says:
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    Rather stash Osuna or vlad? 12 team 6×6 with ops and holds extra categories. Each guy coul$ be kept for $5 next year. 260 budget. I won’t keep either but could deal at our trade deadline

    Currently have
    3b Machado
    Ci devers
    Util Schwarber and Acuna (one is my utility and one is 5th outfielder)
    B tucker

    Relievers are seranthony kela box Cody Allen hader Yates

  124. Crime Dog says:
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    seems like you’re down on Harper going forward, at least it seems like people are selling low(ish) on him in the comments and you’re agreeing.

    I looked into him a little but am not an expert. He’s walking more than ever but also striking out more than normal. His hard contact is up and soft contact down. he’s seeing less pitches in the zone and his zone contact is way down. some of this seems to contradict one another. what do you make of this? are pitchers just pitching around him more and maybe he’s pressing to try to get hits?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he walking more than ever? That’s surprising… Watching a lot of him, just pulling off everything… So many garbage grounders into 2B and 1B… He’s just slumping, I think he’ll be fine, but maybe as a top 20-25 guy vs. top 5

      • Crime Dog says:
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        @Grey: he’s walking almost 20% don’t you own him in OBP league?? haha. His value in OBP vs AVG has to be night and day. But yeah it’s frustrating he easily could be top 5. I think he’s had one monster year. Every other year he’s either had a monster couple months and gotten hurt or just had a mediocre year but healthy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I own him, but I wasn’t looking at his walk rates, figured he was doing about as well as he always does…

  125. Mike says:
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    Which side of this deal do you like (Keeper league with OBP & QS):

    Kyle Tucker & Robbie Ray for Boegarts

  126. Crazy J says:
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    Jordan Zimmerman 1.80 WHIP! niudbi21!791A biuac891 %19)>.

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Grey:

        From July 6th…

        Luke Weaver – 8 IP, 2 ER, 2 hits, zero walks, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.92. The guy we thought we were getting in the preseason decided to do a drop by, uninvited, but always welcome. So, the good news is he should be better than his 4.92 ERA. His xFIP is nearly a run lower than his ERA, his velocity is up and he gets the White Sox next. I’d go back in on him.

        I’m already shitting my pants!

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Grey:

        Can you keep up the storyline… Can you beat a Kike? I am enjoying the perspective of comparing everyone to him… haha

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Grey:

        and Peralta goes boom…

        I just want to curl up into a ball of fantasy depression

  127. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    now LAA are saying richards has a torn UCL, but didn’t he ALREADY have that and he for some asinine reason (like boss tanaka) think “resting” it for a few months is a way to get around this issue. or did he have a different part of his elbow torn already? if he did already have this torn UCL that is how it should be reported, not like this.

    http://rotoworld.com/player/mlb/6237/garrett-richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The Angels are so crazy with their diagnosis

  128. mrs. featherbottom says:
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    Yo dude – hope your week’s going good. I’m in the process of selling a house, which is a total time suck!
    Anyways, I’ve been entertained lately by a group of artists who are active on social media that I thought you might like. Baseball Card Vandals. They are on Twitter, Facebook, Insta, etc.
    https://twitter.com/bsblcardvandals

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, awesome… We’re look at selling our place too, wanna swap?

      • mrs. featherbottom says:
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        @Grey: You interested in a time share in Houghton, MI?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Let’s do it, Featherbottom!

      • herschel says:
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        @Grey: leaving LA?? retiring out to Palm Springs?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m in LA now, don’t follow, whatcha mean?

          • herschel says:
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            @Grey: you selling your place in LA? thought you might be moving out to Palm Springs for the early bird specials….or am i just confused?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Ah! Nah…I’m moving somewhere else in LA if we sell, we’re not going to the desert full-time

              • Herschel says:
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                @Grey: head to the beach!

  129. Steve says:
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    Bird or Gallo ROS? Gallo has all the talent and no consistency.

    Thanks

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: As a Gallo owner I find this interesting… I thought the homer upside made him worth holding

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Depends on needs

          • Steve says:
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            @Grey: AVG, HR, RBI

            (5×5)

      • Cheese Eating Surrender Monkey says:
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        @Grey: wow, NEVER thought i’d see the day for this answer to this question, unless box wine (gallo) got hurt. bird hasn’t done anything, HR’s nor AVG. my guess is grey’s going the route of “if you can easily just grab one or the other from FA grab the guy doing better right now” route. bird has even less consistency (unless 5 or so days of one full hit each counts)

  130. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Something strange is going on. Carrasco’s actually getting run support.

      • Crazy J says:
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        @Crazy J:

        Who had JRam at 29 HR? … at the break!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: Cleveland was hitting so much I got kinda terrified the coaches would pull Carrasco before he went five innings. Now at least I learned how many runs make me comfortable about my pitcher’s chances for a win. 17.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ha, he was the only one that stayed in

  131. Brett says:
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    Qs league can you rank
    Clevinger Taillon Buehler Flaherty

    Thanks

  132. Worm Burner says:
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    Trade analyzer says Gary Sanchez > Realmuto ROS ?

    Agree? Or just a toss-up?

    Thanks Grey

  133. William Hung says:
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    Travis Shaw looks like he has a lower body injury. Wrist might not be the biggest issue now

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That wouldn’t be good

  134. Turd Wendell says:
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    Watching the Muts not score a run again for DeGrom is so beautiful.

  135. Gotime says:
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    Well the one good thing about a weekly league is benching a pitcher ( Folty) since he was supposed to pitch vs Ari… goes against the Jays which I would have thrown him in easily in a daily and pitches 1 run 6 2/3 IP until…. well I’ll read your blurb tomorrow about that…

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: It happens, and as much as we love Bauer, he’s my $8 ace in a redraft league, would you trade him away for Machado? Don’t need hitting but figure it’s Manny but I’d take a hit in pitching (after Bauer it’s Carrasco Wood Maeda Eflin Folty Flaherty Pivetta …get’s worse from there)

  136. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    2-catcher 14-team league…pickings are scarce on the free agent list so maybe I keep rolling out Gattis and JR Murphy but the D-backs aren’t rolling out JR Murphy much lately…

    Hedges seems like a good (short-term?) bet. Romine should be good until Sanchez is back. Narvaez, Swihart, Wieters, Maile, Garver, Welington Castillo is available to stash, K.Smith, Flowers, Avila, Wilson…

  137. William Hung says:
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    So Descalso is the D-Backs best pitcher tonight?

  138. hal_incandenza says:
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    Hey Grey. I’m likely late to ask a question, but here goes.

    I’ve owned Giles all year in a 10 team H2H where the closer hunt is strong. I was finally considering dropping him but still holding in my mind really. I could voice my rationalization/argument for holding him, but the demotion may be what it takes for me to finally cut bait. Would you go with CJ Edwards or Trivino as an RP replacement?

    Lovely post, btw. I don’t always comment but I’m always digging the content.

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @hal_incandenza: i’d target guys who are about to become closers if/when somebody else gets traded at this point. rondon was already in charge of that bullpen before this “clear yourself of acting like a baby before we let you pitch in MLB again even though you have an awesome FIP of 2.25” demotion.
      so the brach, givens. soria, romo, oh, clippard, j.anderson, maybe one of diekman/leclerc, yates, hughes, steckenriders of the world.

      • hal_incandenza says:
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        @Yr Never Too Old for Balloons: Solid advice. Of the guys you named, Brach, Givens, and Oh are out there. Are you thinking Oh might take control of closing in TOR or via a trade? I see Tepera (owned) may be back this weekend.

  139. Turd Wendell says:
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    Weaver or Newcomb?

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      @Turd Wendell: newcomb , he’ll climb out of this shit hole, he’s already been super awesome for an extended period.

  140. winteriscoming says:
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    Alright went through with that trade I gave story/Contreras and got sale which makes starting rotation sale severino Nola Mikolas Lester ray with vizcaino kimbrel and Diaz as RP. We get ten starts a week when I need the spot start who’s the drop ray? Or just try and get lucky with a rp eligible sp and drop vizcaino ?

    • jason batteiger says:
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      @winteriscoming: you’ll almost never see a week where all 5 of your SP have 2 starts. in fact if ray doesn’t pitch better you might just stream that slot to get to your 10 every week.

  141. That better be a paper straw you’re using.

    Oh, it was Garrett Richards’s tendon? Okay, close enough, we’ll let it slide.

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