Had our 1st mega trade. Or as far as Trevor Bauer is concerned, might be our first MAGA trade too.  Take it easy, it’s a joke.  An everyday occurrence and tempers flaring might be hard to distinguish for Trevor Bauer since he will now see red all the time. Interestingly, Bauer wasn’t throwing his last pitch for the Indians the other day, he was throwing his 1st pitch towards Cincy. The Indians should be embarrassed of themselves for selling off their big frontline pitcher as they hold their Wild Card chances in their hands.  Notice I didn’t say the Indians should be red-faced.  Hey, they’re the ones still with the name. Bauer has been down a tad this year compared to last. Not just obviously in ERA, but his Ks are down, walks are up, homers are way up, which won’t play well in Cincy, but I will say he was way over his head last year with a 2.21 ERA, so he’s likely still a 3.50-ish ERA pitcher with great Ks in Cincy and the NL.  He should be able to chuck balls over Great American’s fence with greater ease too. So win-win.  Going the other way and the rest of the news, well…Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Jose Iglesias – 1-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games.  Ya know what I’m in the mood for? Church’s Nashville Hot Schmotato!

Corey Dickerson – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 3rd and 4th homer. Lucky that I’m standing, because if I would’ve found out someone only had four homers, I would’ve fell off my chair. Sure, he only has 126 ABs, but Yelich had 35 homers in his last 126 ABs, so GTFO.

Yasiel Puig – Traded to the Indians. Of course, his last game was a benches-clearing brawl. I like Puig, so don’t take this the wrong way, but dude gets ejected from every third game for a fight. After every home run, he’s ejected for a fight. No insurance carrier would insure him making it around the bases after a home run, which is why we need Home Run Trots for All. This is my comprehensive Home Run insurance–Sorry, where was I?  Oh, yeah, Puig. You know what he is. He is sometimes a top 15 bat in all of baseball, and sometimes a bottom 15 bat, and never should the Twain tweet. Huh? He’s a top 40 outfielder, and Cleveland shouldn’t hurt that.

Franmil Reyes – Traded to the Indians. Cleveland got a $54 vending machine steak, and fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!) got a huge boost if they own Reyes. He goes from Petco and being a 3rd to 4th outfielder to an everyday DH job.  Sucks to be Jake Bauers, but it kinda sucked to be him already with how he was hitting. The Indians’ lineup suddenly looks decent, and, if they get Kluber and Salazar back, maybe trading Bauer wasn’t the worst move. I take it back, Indians! With the movement of Franmil (I just shuddered thinking about Franmil doing a movement), Wil Myers should see more at-bats, and I could see the flier on him.

Logan Allen – Traded to the Indians. He seems ticketed for the minors until the Indians need him. Maybe him and Greg Allen can morph into a long reliever who steals bases.

Shane Bieber – 7 IP, 2 ER, 10 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.40. At some point, you should see what his ERA is if you remove his five worst starts.  Okay! Fine! I’ll do it for you!  Geez. Bieber’s ERA without five starts and in 120 IP is 2.03.  That’s in 16 starts.  Zoinks!

Danny Salazar – Set to make season debut on Thursday. He’s had a 2.60 ERA in the minors rehab. So, he will either throw a 9 IP, 0 ER gem or a 1 1/3 IP, 6 ER disaster. I honestly don’t know if there’s any other possibility for him. How does that joke go again? Danny Salazar and Nick Pivetta walk into a bar…

Justin Verlander – 7 IP, 0 ER, 2 baserunners, 13 Ks, ERA at 2.73. Verlander reportedly said he pitched so well to make sure the Astros did not trade for Bauer.

Drew Smyly – 7 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, and has given up only one run in 13 IP with the Phils. Yesterday’s game came on the heels of, well, literally heels being thrown into a wheelbarrow as Jason Vargas cleaned out the clubhouse of reporters, who looked at him wrong, and he called it his Heel-barrow, so maybe that’s the heat Smyly needs to light a fire under his, uh, heels. (You wouldn’t thought using heel four times in one sentence would’ve won me something. Maybe a free remedial English Comp course.) Streamonator thinks Smyly’s next start is great, so I could see a start-by-start basis ownership.

David Phelps – Traded to the Cubs for bullpen help as Pedro Strop was IL’d.  Or as Frank Costanza would say, “Phelps?! What the hell did you trade Jay Buhner for now?!”

Paul Goldschmidt – 2-for-4 and his 25th homer. Au Shizz!

Andrew Benintendi – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .285, and his 3rd homer in three games, and 4th homer since the break. Benintendi’s suddenly one of the hottest players in the game. I mean he’s no Le Terminator, as Travis d’Arnaud (2-for-4, 2 runs) hit his 13th homer in 173 ABs with the Rays. Magnifique!

Ken Giles – Went to Dallas to get an MRI from Dr. Keith Meister.  Excuse me, The Keith Meister.  I’m holding Daniel Hudson with a vice grip; Giles could be done for the year.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 2-for-5, 5 RBIs and his 11th homer. Before the podcast started yesterday, Ralph and I were talking about Vlad Jr. and I was saying how he could still have a huge August and September and look great going into next year. Of course, it wasn’t recorded, so you have to take my word for it and I could be *shifts eyes left to right* lying.

Taylor Rogers – 1 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 2.22 for his 16th save as Sergio Romo worked the 8th. Twins convincingly said the 9th inning is Rogers’s neighborhood, so I dropped Romo everywhere.

Jake Odorizzi – 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.73. Streamonator loved this start, of course it was vs. the Marlins, but more importantly it loves his next start too.

Byron Buxton – 1-for-3 and his 10th homer, hitting .260. For a while it seemed like Buxton could be nothing but amazing or awful, but now he’s been downright yawnstipating.

Zac Gallen – 7 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.72. I love, love, lurve Caleb Smith, but I have some lurve for Gallen too. I’m crazy for two Marlins starters and I’m not ashamed!

Matt Thaiss – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 5th homer in ten games, fourth homer in the last five games and Hot Thaiss! Dude, get in those.

Griffin Canning – 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.76. This seems like a clearcut Strreamonator call. He was facing the Tigers and it was in a non-Los Angeles Los Angeles Angels Stadium.

Khris Davis – 3-for-4, and his 17th homer, and first home run in July. Finally! I thought for a second Khris Davis had morphed into Chris Davis. If Siri is reading this to you, that’s gonna be confusing. No idea if this means Davis is back, because this is only his 12th homer since April 2nd, so gotta show us a bit more.

Ramon Laureano – Hit the IL with a stress reaction of his shin, which caused me to have a stress reaction on my face. Why can’t I have wonderful? Don’t answer, just let me mope. So, Mark Canha will see an increase in playing time, and he is hitting .310 in July with five homers, so I can see Canha’ving some deeper league value.

Liam Hendriks – 1 1/3 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 1.70, and his 4th blown save, and has given up runs in three of his last four games.  Nope, can’t have anything nice. Never, nope, ever. Ugh, I guess you have to now handcuff Hendriks with Blake Treinen, who won yesterday and has six straight scoreless outings.

Archie Bradley – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and the save. It’s not often I’m thrilled when a guy emerges with a closer job that I don’t own, but I am so happy to not have to own anymore Diamondbacks relievers. Goodbye, Holland; lates, Yoan; see ya around, Hirano!

Carson Kelly – 2-for-4 and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games. Danny Jansen who?! He’s the catcher on the Jays. It’s a figure of speech, Random Italicized Voice.  People say ‘Danny Jansen who?’

Taylor Trammell – Was sent to the Padres in the Bauer trade, because the Padres are trying to get more prospect guys to drool over their system. Stop showing off, Preller!

Dinelson Lamet – 5 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 5.09. Time to wax on about how I don’t trust Dinelson at all.

Manny Machado – 2-for-5, 2 runs and his 26th homer, hitting .278.  Macho, macho Machado!

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 1-for-5 and his 19th homer, hitting .329. FTJ! Fun the jewels fast!  (Yes, my goal is to have an entire roundup of forced-on-you catchphrases.)

Tim Anderson – 0-for-3, 1 RBI as he was activated from the IL. Kevin from ESPN’s “Get Him In Your Lineup” Department said, “How about college is free if Bernie sinks one from half court?”

Noah Syndergaard – 7 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 4.10.  Noah’s Pre-game Brain, “Go out there and show them how bad you want off this team.”  Noah’s Post-game Brain, “Did I just hear Mickey Callaway say if Noah’s pitching this well, we can make a run for the division?”

Edwin Diaz – 1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 5.05.  The Mets should remove Diaz from the closer role even if he’s not traded. I own Seth Lugo in multiple leagues.

Amed Rosario – 4-for-5, 1 run and his 12th homer, as he bats 8th and Robinson Cano (0-for-6) bats cleanup. That is so Mets.

Jeff McNeil – 2-for-6, 2 RBIs and his 11th homer, hitting .336, as he hit the game-winner.  Noah’s Post-Game Brain, “I blame McNeil if I’m trapped here.”

Michael Conforto – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 21st homer, and 3rd homer in three games. Conforto should spike his hair, it’ll go better with his streaks.

Danny Santana – 1-for-5 and his 16th homer, 27th homer this week and holy crizzap Dannys Antana is the best player in the major leagues. Dubya tee eff.

Domingo Santana – 1-for-4, 2 runs and his 21st homer, hitting .272.  Elias Sports Bureau said this is the first time two players homered in the same game, who drive Grey crazy when Razzball commenters abbreviate them as D. Santana.

Adam Duvall – 4-for-5, 3 runs and his 2nd and 3rd homer, and that’s in four games.  Hot schmotato alert!

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 5th steal.  Okay, so everyone who the Braves call up go fifty for their 1st fifty-five at-bats, then drop off, apizzarently.

Chris Martin – Traded to the Braves, and I went to the Rangers’ depth charts and saw Jose Leclerc at the top for Martin’s replacement, but I’ve been hearing rumors that Leclerc might get traded himself, so I looked further down the chart until I was reading trademark information at the bottom of the page. I didn’t see another guy. Did I miss someone? The Rangers only have one arm in their bullpen, a guy who has a 4.50 ERA as a reliever? That seems like a weird choice. Then I came upon Brett Martin, a lefty, and his 4.74 ERA and I thought, maybe if the Rangers think they’re like Indiana Jones when he had to avoid booby traps, Martin might work. Ya know, Indy would remove one stone and quickly replace it with a sand bag to stop a trap door, so Rangers remove one Martin and quickly replace him with another Martin. Then I saw Jesse Chavez, and I thought, hopefully the Rangers just keep Leclerc, because that’s a mess. Then, in Atlanta, does Martin slide into Luke Jackson’s 9th business? That seems doubtful, but I’d hold Coldplay for now, in case the Braves like him better than Jackson, who did give up 3 ER in 1 IP last night. However, Chris Martin seems more Adult Contemporary than a Top 40 closer.

  1. jeffjam says:
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    Bauer to the Astros would be fun. Cole and Verlander would abuse his ass to the point he quits pitching and finally starts his drone career.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yup

  2. EB says:
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    Hey Grey, the news on Laureano really sucks, I dont have an IL spot to spare with Kluber and Woodruff occupying them. Not to mention I’m fostering G.Sanchez due to no IL vacancies. Have D’Arnaud as my C for now.

    So back to Laureano, should I cut bait and add Franmil, Soler, or Renfroe? Seems as if the Laureano injury may be a lot longer than the 10 day minimum. I could always hold Laureano I suppose, but if he’s out a month or more doesnt seem worth it. I could also hope D’Arnaud keeps producing and trade Gary Sanchez for an arm maybe Caleb Smith, Hendricks, or Flaherty. Love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d cut him for Soler.

      I’d do Sanchez for Flaherty if you can.

      • William Hung says:
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        what’s the typical recovery time for this kind of injury – i remember yesterday thinking “oh, just a minor hip problem, no big deal” – then a few hours later reading that he’s getting an MRI on his shin… then wake up this morning with the IL stint

        Def a meme of Ron Burgundy’s “well that escalated quickly” here…

      • EB says:
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        Well no go on Flaherty for Sanchez, so looks like Im holding him. Better move iyo, drop Laureano(dont have an IL spot) for Musgrove, Canning, Soler or Franmil not sure if I need a bat or another starter more?

        Current roster is below for 10 team HTH QS and OBP:
        C /1B D’Arnaud
        1B Freeman
        2B/1B/3B Muncy
        SS/2B/3B Baez
        3B Ramirez
        OF Yelich
        OF Meadows
        OF Buxton
        UTIL Domingo
        UTIL Correa
        UTIL SS T. Anderson
        Bench OF Laureano(no IL spot)
        Bench C Sanchez(no IL spot)

        SP Buehler
        SP Soroka
        SP Clevinger
        RP Diaz
        RP I.Kennedy
        RP C.Martinez
        RP Isglesias
        RP K.Jansen
        SP E Rod
        SP Sonny Gray
        SP M.Boyd
        IL SP Kluber
        IL SP Woodruff

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • EB says:
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        Thanks guys!

  3. galica says:
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    Grey!!!

    Excellent report!

    a. Jose Iglesias has had about 7 good games so far in 2019. Not bad.

    b. Slid into 7th with 69 (!!) points. Love 69, but love 70 better. Here’s your all-star lineup. Can make a lot of hay in all pitching categories and batting average on the hitting side.

    D’Arnaud
    Rizzo
    Muncy
    Treat
    Edu.Escobar
    Kingery
    Story
    Dahl
    Dannys Antana
    Inciarte
    Conforto
    Springer
    Duvall (signed today, I’m sure he’ll start sucking, trying some reverse psychology)

    Bench – O’Neill, Pence
    IL – Swanson

    SP – Noah, Paxton, Giolito, Gallen, Gray
    RP – Kennedy, Rogers, Iglesias, Munoz, Martin

    IL – Glasnow, Salazar

    Questions.
    1. Who should I drop to activate Salazar? Don’t say Munoz or I’ll never speak to you again. Just kidding, you can say Munoz. I know who you will tell me to drop, so your advice is almost irrelevant. How’s that for a vote of confidence!! The drop’s either Chris Martin or Adam Duvall.
    2. Start Salazar Thursday? I read the blurb.

    c. Abbott and Costello quote of the day for July 31

    Still in Keep ’em Flying, 1941

    [Abbott and Costello go into the Major’s office, uninvited, when they see Jinx.]

    Costello: Here we are. Hello, Jinx! How are you? Glad to see you. Hey, don’t he do wonderful things in an airplane?

    Major: Young man, you’re intruding!

    Costello: I think so too. I should wear a girdle.

    Major: Who are these men?

    Costello: These two guys are my pals. That guy over there, I don’t know him.

    Major: Who are these men?

    Costello: Must be hard of hearing. These two guys are my pals! That guy over there…

    Major: Quiet!

    Costello: I didn’t get it at first. Now I get it. I thought you meant…

    [Costello takes a coin and throws in the air.]

    Costello: I got heads, you lose.

    Major: Will someone answer my question?

    Flight Instructor (standing next to Jinx): Perhaps Roberts could help you out.

    Abbott: We’re his private ground crew.

    Major: Private ground crew? So you didn’t think our mechanics were good enough for you, eh? Get these men outside the grounds, and keep them out!

    Costello: Wait a minute. You can’t do that. Jinx, Blackie, and I, we’re pals. When Jinx signed up for the duration, that’s what we wanted to do.

    Major: What can you do? I doubt if you’re very good mechanics.

    Costello: There must be something we can do. Sure, Major. There’s thousands of guys like Blackie and I that want to serve their country. We can’t help it if we’ve got flatfeet or poor eyesight. Maybe we haven’t got training, but we’re willing to try. We’ll try hard too. It don’t mean nothing if you don’t give us this chance. Our hearts are in the right places. I understand all that. Look, Major, when I was a kid… I was too fat to play on the baseball team, so they made me the batboy. Then when football season came around…I couldn’t run fast enough
    to make the team, so they made me the water boy. And now when you’re training
    the biggest team that we ever had, there must be a place for Blackie and I, maybe as a water boy or a batboy. Won’t you give us a chance? Please, Major?

    [The Major relents and lets them on to the base to do something. He calls in his Staff Sergeant.]

    Major: Take these men to the chief mechanic, and see if he can find something they can do. And keep an eye on ’em.

    Costello: Thanks, Major. You’re a swell fella.

    Cheers,
    Ante

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      O’Neill 2. Depends if you need it, I have no idea what he’s going to do…

      B. Nice!

      • galica says:
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        Grey!!

        Thanks, man! Nuclear war averted, phew. So glad you didn’t say Munoz! Just kidding, man.

        I personally think everyone is droppable at this point, even Paxton. He sucks so badly…Hopefully the Yankees can go to Seattle and Detroit where he’ll feel more at ease.

        Cheers,
        Ante

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, we have a detente

          Yeah, most are droppable

  4. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Is it a bad thing I was dissapointed not to see another Creepy Benny video this morning? The door guy and the dramatic eye roll that followed were awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, it was pretty awesome

  5. Dave D says:
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    I’m back from vacation only to reinsert Tommy Pham last minute in the lineup so he can be scratched. Meanwhile, Ass-veil homers. Welcome back…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      How was your vacay?

      • Dave D says:
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        Good thx you?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I don’t vacay until October…

  6. Gonzo_The_Great says:
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    Here’s a real humdinger- what level of pick compensation would you want in exchange for the right to keep Vlad Jr next year (and only next year since he only has one year of keeper eligibility left) in a 12 team semi-keeper league?

    Got offered a 7th and the rights to Urias, but that feels too low. Thinking at least a fifth but could use a sanity check.

    • Gonzo_The_Great says:
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      Probably should have added that’s Luis Urias not Julio Urias.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Too low, he’s a top 20 bat

  7. Uncle Ernie says:
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    Leclerc or Jackson rest of season thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d try Leclerc

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  8. Joe says:
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    Moncada or Dahl in a 10 team OBP keeper?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d want Moncada

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, but close

  9. Joe Beisbol says:
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    Reynaldo Lopez has been much better in his past 4 starts (I think he even said he tweaked his delivery). Would you nonetheless roll him out there @PHI, vs OAK, and vs. HOU?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Oakland yes, Houston no, Philly depends on the format

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  10. Tony C says:
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    I need to replace Laureano and Voit in my lineup in 12 team H2H league, cats running wild; R, H, 2B, 3B, HR, RBI, SB, K, BB, BA and OPS. Please pick 2 OFs and 2 IF among Franmil, Inciarte, Khris Davis, Santander, Soler and A.Dickerson, for IF among Sano, R.Nunez, J.D. Davis, A.Rosario, B.Dozier and R.McMahon.
    Would you drop Plesac or Urquidy to activate Max Fried from my IL or just drop Fried? My thought was to see how Plesac and Urquidy pitch against each other tonight and also wait to see if Houston acquires a starting pitcher at today’s trade deadline before making a decision on this. If Urquidy pitches well again tonight could he stick for good in the rotation even if Astros acquire a SP today? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil, Davis (depends on needs), Nunez, McMahon (at home), Amed

      See how they pitch tonight

  11. Rabbit says:
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    Make sure you don’t let The Keith Meister and The Brady Keeper (Fla. Panthers goalie) get together. That would be extraordinarily bad.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  12. Sean says:
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    Looking for a bench bat especially if cooper hits the IL with the hammy issue. Options availabe are A. Santander, Inciarte, Thaiss who’ve been hot or try a flyer like Franmil, McMahon (in coors), or W. Calhoun (back from IL)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I like Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… Franmil for power, Ender for speed

  13. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Best title of the season

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s all Rudy

  14. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Which two do you like out of Matz, E. Hernandez, Musgrove, Pineda, Woj., Vargas or Smyly in 11 tm roto?

    Pouring one out for Razor Ramon today…what a run.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      All kinda streamers. I like Pineda and Elieser.

      • Jason says:
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        Need a laureano replacement. Should I take frannie reyes or Duvall? I’m in a redraft.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Franmil

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT that they’re streamers… Pineda, Matz

  15. Pine Tar Incident says:
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    ***bulk alert***

    Yarbrough and LeBlanc getting bulks today.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

  16. Dancin Homer says:
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    With all the recent closer news & moves; how would you rank the following:

    Treinen
    L. Hendricks
    D. Hudson
    L. Jackson
    A. Bradley
    Leclerc

    Thanks in advance (as always)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Leclerc, Bradley, Hendricks, Treinen, Jackson, Hudson

      • Donkey Teeth

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        Hudson ahead of Jackson with the Giles news

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

      • Dancin Homer says:
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        Thanks guys.

        I currently have:
        Treinen
        L. Hendricks
        L. Jackson

        But will be dropping Jackson for Bradley now and put a claim in for Leclerc as he’s currently on waivers.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cool

  17. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up!

    I’m in a 10 team, H2H, redraft, standard 5×5 category league. I’m in first most of the season and mostly planning for the playoffs.

    1. May have lost Voit… How do you rank these guys as a possible replacement? (Can you please rank top 3 for waivers) Odor, renato Nunez, Schwarber, Mazara, gio Urshela, Amed Rosario, franmil

    2. Do you like any of the above guys over Kingery?

    3. How do you rank these pitchers for waivers? Michael Pineda, Asher Wojciechowski, Chase Anderson, Tyler Beede, Anthony Desclafani, Matz, Julio Urias

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

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      1. Franmil, Rosario, Mazara
      2. Nah
      3. Pineda, Matz for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  18. Chris says:
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    10 team H2H points league

    Hendriks is one of my RP’s. Wade Davis and Taylor Rogers are available. Should I swap Hendriks out for either? Thanks.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Kind of a toss between Rogers and Hendricks. Probably just hold and see what happens, should be options for you later with 10 teams.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogers over Hendriks

  19. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    H2h League

    i traded WIll SMith Ian Kennedy for and Stanton for Charlie Morton i know it was a lot but i figure Stanton isn’t coming back and Kennedy has burned me every time i owned him too long. Though league to get anyone to trade i think everyone looks at player ranking not what they are currently doing.

    New staff is beiber, flaherty, Price, Soroka, Wheeler and Morton relief Kimbrel and Rasel Iglesias.

    My hitters are off the charts so no worries there.
    navaraez, Freeman, Albies, machado, Turner, Acuna, bellinger, Dahl, Saurez Correa, Yordan ALvarez and mondesi.

    I’m going to see if i can trade yordan alvarez or an infielder for a better reliever now.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Good trade for Morton

      • LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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        Thanks DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  20. Murph says:
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    Hey guys
    Holding Liam Hendricks and hirano and nick anderson. Bradley is available. Need to cut two to grab him (cause I still have eloy in a IL spot)
    Who are your first and second CUTS?
    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Hirano and Anderson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  21. Chris says:
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    Which 2 would you start today?

    Ryu @ Col (SON -17.1)

    Urquidy @ Cle (SON 0.8)

    Soroka @ Wash (SON -0.9)

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Not Ryu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None, Agree with DT

  22. Thundergunn says:
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    Freddy P enters in 8th, stays in for 9th and blows the save. Worth holding for SAGNOF in a 14 team H2H or drop to stream? I could grab Elieser Hernandez for upside, or Duvall for Schmotatoey goodness, no real needs.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’m a big Elieser fan

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs… I like Elieser too, but Duvall is a bat, so apples/oranges

  23. RicoSuave says:
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    Great work Grey!

    A. Bradley, Pagan or Lugo?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Pagan for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks! Agree with DT

  24. Molina bros bbq says:
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    I like Daniel Hudson too, but the Jays have zero reason to keep him… could easily see him being the one traded and the Jays go into next year with both Biagini and Giles on their roster.

    On the other hand, there are too many relievers available for trade for the amount of teams buying them so they can’t all move, can they?

    I grabbed Cavan Biggio off waivers with 8/12 priority in a 12 team roto OBP keeper league, dropping Luis Urias… both have a salary of $5 and could potentially be kept for $10 next year and $13 the following year. Biggio intrigues me especially given the league format… power, speed and walks a ton. He has been batting lead off but switches to 6th against lefties in favor of Bichette (who i also own for the same price in that league). Am I missing something? You still bullish on his upside for next year?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, maybe on Hudson — we’ll see shortly

      Yes, I’m still bullish on him, both really, too early to reject either if possible

      • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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        Hudson to the Washington Nationals!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Grab Biagini

          • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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            Ugh…Move limit league too… I’ve got Doolittle, Liam Hendriks, Leclerc, Luke Jackson, and just picked up Chris Martin last night for security against Jackson losing his gig.

            Closers are so awful.

            Would you drop any for Biagini?

            Jays could be pretty awful going forward and right now LeClerc should be the closer though he’s been terrible too. Hendriks may be losing his job but he’s valuable if he holds it. My luck Daniel Hudson will end up closing in Washington, Hendriks will lose job and LeClerc will be traded.

            What would you do Grey?

            • Molina Bros BBQ says:
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              All points moot.. Shane Greene to Braves. Martin and Jackson dropped for Joe Jimenez (yuck) and Biagini (meh). Feel free to wish me luck with that mess.

  25. Mond says:
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    Would you condone starting both Plesac and Urquidy against each other in Cleveland today? H2H points league

    Also, we’re steering clear of Marquez today at home vs the Dodgers correct?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start both.

      Bench Marquez.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  26. Five-on-One says:
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    Line-ups lock today for the week. 12-team 5×5 league.

    1) I own the following RPs: Bradley, Workman, Hudson, Chris Martin, Giles, Dyson and Strickland. Please rank for this week. I will start 2, 3 or 4 (not sure yet) and wait for the real trading deadline to pass.

    2) Pick up F Peralta over any of the RPs above?

    3) Been Riding G. Cooper. Guys like Urias, Myers, Canha, CalhounL. Garcia, Galvis, Urshella Desmond, Verdugo, Dyson, Teoscar, C. Dickerson are available. Can you give me your top two?

    Thanks for the help

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      1) Don’t know amount of games but Giles, Bradley, Martin, Workman
      2) I’d hold
      3) I’d go with Teoscar, he’s hot. And he’s playing baseball well right now.

      • Donkey Teeth

        Donkey Teeth says:
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        1. Cross Giles out, missed that news. Bradley, Martin, Workman, Hudson…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT — need more info, # of games matters

      2. Agree with DT

      3. Agree with DT

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      2nd would be Myers on last question

  27. benboyd89 says:
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    Streamonator hates Giolito tonight vs the Mets. Are you starting him anyway?

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d start him in H2H and deeper roto, pass in shallow roto.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT

  28. Bax says:
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    Drop Giles for one of the following

    Hudson
    LeClerc
    Wait and see how today plays out

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Might as well wait and see since you have options

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with DT, give it a few

  29. Wond says:
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    Would you drop Lamet to stream one?

    Smyly vs CWS
    Vargas vs CWS
    C Anderson @ Oak

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Depends on league depth. If it’s shallow, sure…Vargas for me

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Smyly

  30. DonnieB says:
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    With Padres OF finding clarity, is Wil Myers a good add? Would be dropping Alfaro at a $1 but he is 3rd catcher—already have Grandal and Will Smith.

    I picked up Ender to replace Laureano. I have Giles in reserve but starting Kendriks and RP Will Smith. Drop Giles for Bradley? LeClerc?

    Joey Votto might have gotten a shot of Adrenalin last night, is he worth an add over Myers,A Hicks or Dozier? Same question for Margot?

    Thank you.

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Sure on Myers, don’t need 3 catchers.

      Wait and see on Giles since you have options.

      Meh, could try Votto over Myers…kind of a toss up to me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Myers, Bradley — Forget Votto

  31. wiz says:
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    Does $47 sound too high for Yelich’s keeper value next year? He going to be #1 or #2?

    • LenFuego says:
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      Could see him sneaking into the 50s … depends a lot on exact format. He will probably be #2 because Trout.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on league

  32. Hoboknives says:
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    Thaiss or Teoscar? I need HRs…

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Teoscar for me

      • Hoboknives says:
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        I was expecting Thaiss but thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin, Thaiss

  33. Bucktail30 says:
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    Is Arrieta a drop in favor of streaming in a 10 team dynasty keep forever league?

    Some free agents currently on the wire are
    Merrill Kelly
    Wainwright
    Martin Perez
    Anibal Sanchez
    Sabathia
    Smyly
    Cashner
    Felix Pena

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Definitely

      • Bucktail30 says:
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        Is Tanaka in the same boat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arrieta is droppable, not Tanaka

      • William Hung says:
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        Damn Tanaka couldn’t even complete 5 innings – got taken out with runners on the corners and nobody out here in the 5th. I thought I got lucky here being able to get Tanaka for free

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah

  34. Saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Please rank the following potential closers.

    Anderson, Hudson, Bradley, Leclerc.

    I will probably be asking the same question tomorrow after the deadline. LOL

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley, Leclerc, Hudson

  35. Jason says:
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    10-team H2H keeper, which side do you like?

    Arenado or Tatis/Albies

    Also, what do you think of Severino for 2020? I have been offered Severino/Benintendi/Kieboom/Sixto Sanchez/Kyle Tucker for Luis Castillo/Paddack/Wander Franco.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Arenado

      Kieboom side

  36. Jason says:
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    Need a laureano replacement. Should I take frannie reyes or Duvall? I’m in a redraft.

    • LenFuego says:
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      Franmil for me, and not close.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Agree with Len

  37. Five-on-One says:
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    Couple more q’s

    1) Starting Clevinger, Corbin, Ryu (2-start, one in Coors, fingers crossed), Urquity (2-starts, both look good – @CLE and vCOL), and Urias (vSD). Looking at these other guys to stream:
    Gausman (vCIN, $8.3)
    Smyly (vCHW, $8.8)
    Lucchesi (@LAD, $2.0)
    VV (vSF, $8.3 and @AR, -1.6)

    Can you rank them please?

    2) In addition to having to replace Cooper, I am limping along with D. Santana, Odor, Margot, Braun and Soler in my line-up (Domingo). Guys like Urias, Myers, Canha, Calhoun, L. Garcia, Galvis, Urshella Desmond, Verdugo, Dyson, Teoscar, C. Dickerson are available. Advice?

    Thanks again

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly, VV, Gausman

      2. Limping? Really? Those don’t sound bad — Teoscar over Margot if you need power vs. speed/runs

  38. Trader says:
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    I share your Laureano pain. Along with Paddack, he was one of my best wire additions helping me vault from 11th to 4th place in our H2H league. It has been a MASH unit for me this year after a mostly healthy last year. Onward and upward. I need to lose Braun now I think as his playing time is sporadic. Please advise on that and any other moves you see here to improve.

    Wire: Franmil, Myers, Ender, Avisail, W Smith, Yandy, Gardner, Kole

    Omar
    Hoskins, Bryant, Moose
    Trea, Segura, Albies
    Acuna, Soler, Eloy, Santander, Braun
    Util: Renato
    IL: Laureano

    Also, looking ahead, Sale (got him cheap) has a tough week in our opening playoff week (at Twins and Yankees). I see his ROS projections and have hope. But he has not been right. Trade him for Buehler or Kershaw (and maybe a minor piece) as The Dodgers go against the Rockies and Giants at home.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil over Braun, Ender or Myers (depends on needs) over Santander

  39. bigbear says:
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    Who charges the dugout? Apparently Amir Garrett. Who gets in a team brawl AFTER they are traded? Of course, Puig. What manager pushes the other manager out of the way to get to the bottom of the pile? David Bell was livid and laid the blame squarely on C**nt Hurdle. There has to be a backstory to this one.

    Ironically, Chris Davis hit a HR last night too. He had been 14 for his last 16 heading into the at bat. Meaning, 14 K’s in his last 16 ABs! 14 Ks in his last 16 ABs!

    Bradley over any of these: Jackson, Hendriks, Strickland, Greene? Or hold?

    Don’t look now, but Vlad is 8 for his last 20 with 2 HR and 12 RBI. I blame Stroman!

    Starting in H2H:
    Plesac vs. Hou?
    Ryu @ Col?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      David Bell gets ejected at least once a week, he’s a tempest in a teapot

      Double Davises!

      Over Strickland

      Haha, start Plesac

  40. help me says:
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    Yelich worth $47 as a keeper next season?

    • LenFuego says:
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      Probably, though I am not generally a fan of keeping high-priced guys to try to squeeze five dollars of excess value out of, because the downside risk is high. That said, Yelich is a five category contributor, and I am less reluctant with those type of guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  41. mUshi says:
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    hi! in a 20 team h2h keep forever league (we keep 8), would you rather have devers or macho manny? is it close?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Manny, close

  42. Travis Hafner says:
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    1.) I feel like the robot is glitched for Giolito. He’s ALWAYS a negative, and it’s even more crazy today… -8 at home against the Mets! I guess he’s a start regardless? The only factor I can guess is that he’s going against Degrom (therefore a low win chance)

    2.) Khrush finally homered, thank the lord. Was going to ask about dropping him today. What about JUpton? He’s been just as crap. Rank these OF-
    KCalhoun, Khrush, Upton, Inciarte, Teoscar, Margot

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Start him 2. Lose Upton — Khrush, Ender, Teoscar, depends on needs

  43. Dougie says:
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    Morning Grey, great write up.
    Pollock, Santander, Duvall, VanMeter; Pick 2.

    • Dougie says:
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      Or would you give up Paddack for Benintendi instead of one of those 4?

      • Dougie says:
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        Never mind about Benintendi. That’s not an option anymore.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Pollock, Duvall

  44. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Lots of juicy players on the wire:

    Manaea, Bradley, McKay, lugo, Daniel Hudson, Pagan.

    I owned manaea all last year and like him plus he pitches in that expansive park. I have Quintana and Desclafani to drop and my RPs are only C Mart and Raisel. I’m trying to add starting pitching mainly but could go with more relief help. Do you guys think it’s worth it to drop Q or Desclafani for any of those guys, or should I still be holding on Q?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      10 tm H2H

    • bigbear says:
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      You can lose Quintana and Desclafani. I’d grab Bradley and Hudson for now. Then see who sticks as CL.

      I don’t like the McKay/Bosox matchup and Manaea’s going to need more rehab starts. So not much value this week for you.

      McKay has a ton of upside. But will probably have an innings cap as you’re heading into the H2H playoffs.
      Manaea (assuming return to norm) would have more playoff value.

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Thanks bigbear for the advice!

        You’re right about McKay. Didn’t realize he was pitching at Bosox. I do like manaea a lot and think he can return to where he was last year. Only reservation about Q is he historically pitches super well against MIL at Wrigley and has a couple of $10 SON starts coming up and a bunch of cubs fans in my league lol. But I have Kluber coming back so I can prolly stand to lose a mediocre SP.
        thanks again for the advice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Disco is a streamer

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        I really do like what Disco has put together the last two months and want to see where it goes esp with Bauer coming over who seems to make everyone better around him even tho he’s…yknow…Bauer…

        Disco
        Jun: 26IP, 3.08 ERA, 1.3 WHIP, 9.9 K/9, 2.1 BB/9, 2.2 FIP, 3.6 xFIP, 0.3 HR/9
        Jul: 22.1 IP, 2.78 ERA, 1.1 WHIP, 10.3 K/9, 2.4 BB/9, 4 FIP, 3.8 xFIP, 1.6 HR/9

        Not sparkly clean periphs but SP is pretty thin because no one rosters bench bats in my league. If he gets bombed tomorrow I’ll let him walk I think

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Then I guess hold

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Bradley for now

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Dropping q for Bradley I think. Thanks Grey

  45. FantasyLand says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I need someone who can play while both Mondesi and Moncada are out. I can use Villar or instead add one of McMahon or Odor. Thoughts?

    • LenFuego says:
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      Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk? Because if you are playing catch-up, Odor has shown signs the past two weeks of heating up (but of course he can also be a disaster). If you need someone more steady (e.g., you are protecting a first place standing), I would go Villar.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  46. Keeks says:
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    Wazzam fam,

    Looking to add a bat from the FA pool. Hitting cats are HR, RBI, Stls, OBP, SLG. Could you rank the below?

    Teoscar, VanMeter, Renato Nunez, Dozier, Mcmahon.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez, Hunter

  47. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    SONs loving Junis home vs. TOR ($13) and Vince Velazquez home vs. SF ($8). Start both, one, or none? Just need the W’s!

    ‘Preciate ya!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  48. Justin Ralph says:
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    Drop Kingery for Reyes in one league?
    Drop Meadows for Reyes in another?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

      No

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Thanks Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  49. Steve says:
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    Would you drop Pence for Thaiss at UTIL? 14T obp mixed.

    Anybody know why Pence is losing PT?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try Thaiss

  50. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I own B.Anderson, G.Cooper, T.Hernandez, Inciarte, and Upton at the bottom of my roster.

    These guys are available.

    Any add/drops?
    Ahmed, Sogard, Canha, Iglesias, Winker, Sandoval, Profar, Thaiss, Duvall, Rojas, Tauchman, Edman, Haseley, B.Crawford, Ervin, A.Dickerson, N.Lowe, and D.Fowler.

    • LenFuego says:
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      I would try Canha and Winker over Anderson and Teoscar (or Inciarte if you do not need SB) with the Laureano injury and Puig trade clearing some playing time for those guys.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canha over Anderson, Thaiss over Cooper

  51. baby seal says:
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    G!!!!,

    Voit & Pham are DTD and Cruz is in the NL, so my nice hitting is taking a hit this week in H2H.

    1. Dropping Romo to get a bench bat to help this week
    a. Think Ender may be best pickup right now and replaces some speed I want from Pham… agree?
    b. Who are your favs?: Sano, Mercado, Odor, Vogel, Margot, Didi, DeJong, Urias, Cooper (all vs Ender)
    c. what the hell happened to Verdugo recently!?! could get him too

    2. How would you rank most droppable: Oberg, Peralta, Workman. Could even add Pressly here since he’s been AFK!
    a. would be good to know if I can make another move immediately to help w/ hitting this week, or just HOLD? Need some spec save guys… thinking hold
    b. prob going to wait if Voit hits the IL since that would make this a lot easier

    3. Separately, was offered CMART & Carlos Santana for Cruz. Could use some saves but not sure how reliable it is to rely on CMART… what’s up w/ Santana’s PT recently?? Thoughts on offer? Could counter for S Marte, Mallex, Whit, Lourdes.
    a. My closing situation is basically just Hand and Prayers (above)

    – sealitooooooooo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seal!

      A. Yes

      B. Didi, Mercado

      2. Pressly’s hurt, lose him

      B. Voit’s out

      3. That works for me, seems like a fair offer

      A. Ha! Nice

      • baby seal says:
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        Accepted the offer! Best advice ever! Maybe!

        So I added CMART and Carlos Santana for Cruz and dropped Press. Any idea what’s up w/ Santana’s playing time recently? Hopefully OK (new guys going to hurt PT here?)

        Dropped Romo for Ender.

        Voit not yet IL-ready… but this means either bench bat or pitcher when it’s time.

        If Pham goes out, then this guy is a starter. Franmil an option and could help if need power. Mercado a lot like Ender, I think. Although may need to be non-SS IF for roster crunch (if Santana no play), which would be Sano or Cooper?

        Some avail pitchers: Gallegos as Press replacement and CMART insurance. Yoan Lopez just dropped for Bradley, Hirano avail. Bummer, Lugo sounds OK?!?

        Usual stream/spec types like Woj, Lamet, Beede, Roark, or can just make it pure stream until I find something “solid” (like Plesac I have now, LOL?)

        Woj against Toronto looks promising! lmao *puts gun in mouth*

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, baby seal, expectations in Czech, please

          Haha on Woj

          I got lost in the middle of this comment — Ender’s good, if that’s what you mean

          • baby seal says:
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            So no concerns on Santana’s PT going forward?

            If that’s fine, then it’s either bench bat or someone to replace Pham should he continue to be out. Mercado and Ender feel pretty similar, and w/ Cruz gone, may need to go more power like a Franmil or Sano? That’s what I meant

            Think I’m going to stream this spot for a quickie to buy some time and not ask u ridiculously complicated questions lmao. Seal can do it! Have faith! It’s all happening so fast! Seal just wants to cuddle but he’s busy at work!

            Nice to see Gallen Sunovabenched me!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I have no concerns about Santana

              Oh, then Franmil

              Ha, good luck, seal!

              • baby seal says:
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                haha, thanks!

                Only a psycho would start Plesac vs HOU, right? So I’ll pass there. Looking low on IPs this week now

                Figure out the bench bat if needed. Literally deciding between Woj, Vargas, A Sanchez :-/

                CLE lineup now decent right? not as easy of a stream. Think DET and CHW are the best out there

                what are your thoughts on Gallegos vs Lugo? I’d hold Lugo for the day (deadline) if it didn’t mean losing 1/4 moves for the week

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Plesac is home, right? Seems fine

                  Hold Lugo for now

                  • baby seal says:
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                    Ok, so confirmed you are a psycho and I have joined you. Rolling w/ Plesac tn!!

                    Don’t have Lugo…yet

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Ha

  52. sportivetricks says:
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    Dear Grey,

    You wrote: “The Mets should remove Diaz from the closer role even if he’s not traded.”

    Mwahahahhahaha. It’s THE METS. This is a team that just traded top prospects for a starting pitcher when they are in the midst of selling. This is an organization that will be working until 2035 on paying off its contract with a player who they cut 35 years earlier.

    Diaz will keep closing.

    • sportivetricks says:
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      Also.

      Lurrrrrrrrves ya!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Lurves!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, I know, they should tho, but alas

  53. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    Pitchers that I’m streaming are Canning, Lamet, Smyly, Urquidy, and Fried.

    Available SPs are Leake, Nova, Porcello, Junis, Wainwright, Senzatela, Alcantara, Woj, Pannone, Jurado, D.Norris, Agrazal, and DeSclafani.

    Any add/drops?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      They are streamers, you can drop them, but streaming is based on matchups, so depends on those

  54. johnnyhobbes says:
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    What up Grey, DT, and RazzFam, I got some moves to be making. not sure what to do . need some wisdom.

    1. I got 2 catchers- C Vazquez, T D’Arnaud – cant keep two catchers- who you thinking ROS- both are good , dont want another team to have a catcher but…. I know I know.

    2Just Dropped Liam Hendriks- magic might be gone- curious about going back in on Trienen….

    3. Smyly or Matz- Smyly pitches in a homerun park ( is he a “flyball pitcher”?), Matz has no defense behind him like you have said on podcasts about the Mess.

    4 picked up vanMeter since puig is gone, dropped Laureano– we’ll see what happens – okay with that?
    5. also picked up ryan mcmahon– need less?

    Lineup H2H pts league):
    Vazquez, D”arnaud (ones on bench i guess)
    Olson
    Hiura,
    Story
    Baez
    Trout
    Benintendi
    Meadows
    Dahl
    Senzel
    mcmahon
    Vanmeter(bench)

    IL Ozuna, Stanton — this is the bane of my fantasy existence

    Caleb Smith
    Zac Gallen
    Jack Flaherty
    Matt Boyd
    German Marq
    Sonny Gray
    Jon Gray
    A Colome (RP)
    Urquidy (RP slot)

    SO I guess Im saying – Do I drop McMahon for Matz, Smyly or Trienen? and stream appropriately with pitchers.

    Also do I drop Senzel or Van meter when Ozuna comes back? Not too sure we can trust Senzel with his unfortunate condition. Then again i guess who the hot hand at the time,Right?

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      oh and yeah- maybe I have to drop one catcher as well- which one, Lothario?

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      Forgot to mention its a 12 team league, thanks again

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        news alert- Manaea on the fast track to a comeback- Manaea, Smyly , or Matz-? then Leclrec or Trienen?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Drop Vazquez 3. Matz 4. Sure 5. Need less? Huh?

      Drop Senzel for Ozuna

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        5- I meant to write is picking up mcmahon needless move? probably yes – so pick up matz, and among smyly trienen, leclerc manea – who would you go with?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Matz, Leclerc

          • johnnyhobbes says:
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            your’re the man, thanks Grey

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  55. Lil Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    12tm H2H redraft would you drop either of Eloy or Senzel for C.Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  56. steve stevenson says:
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    AL-only keeper, 5 OF, going for it this year. Any interleague pickups have to be kept next year at their bid prices. What would you bid on Puig and Franimal? They’d be replacing Bra-Dix and, if I win both, Smoak in my lineup. I have a total of $47 left under the salary cap unless I cut $45 Giancarlo from the DL.

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      In AL only keeper, could you rank Brousseau, Thaiss, and Adames?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Thaiss, Adames

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig — $23
      Fran — $11

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  57. Jimmy Suitcase says:
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    Alright Donkey and/or Grey need some help here. Currently sitting atop my 14 team roto 5×5 league in Yahoo! We keep 2 dudes every year based on auction price.

    However, just got hit with the injury bug and need some advice on if I drop any of these DL guys / who to pick up. Here is how I’m positioned point wise:

    R: 11.5, HR: 14, RBI: 9, SB: 6, AVG: 8, W: 11, SV: 7, K:9, ERA: 14, WHIP: 14

    Team:
    C: Alfaro , 1B: Braun, 2B: Danny Santana, SS: Xander, 3B: Machado
    OF: Conforto, Bryant, Mercado
    UTIL (2 spots): any combo of Dickerson, Kingery, and Leury Garcia
    Injured, but not on IL: Gallo and Laureano
    SP: Corbin, Clevinger, Gray, Lucceshi, Streamer, Streamer
    RP: Colome, Hendricks, Barnes, Jarlin Garcia
    IL: Woodruff

    Available FA: Chavis, Kiermaier, Heyward, Urshela, Cahna, Goodrum, Adam Jones, Jose Martinez, etc.

    So, my question is… do I drop any of these IL (or active) guys for a FA or two to help in certain categories? Or just hold on til Gallo and Laureano come back? I could keep Laureano (drafted for $1). I’m leaning dropping Woodruff, moving Gallo to IL and adding one FA with your help on who…. Whatcha think?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose Woodruff for Canha

  58. Fenway Faithful says:
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    Hey guys, love this content as normally. Been a huge pull for my keeper league. With that said, our league’s owner of Vlad ($8) is shopping around & was interested in my Hiura ($9) + Paddack ($3) or Kluber.

    My dilemma is position depth (2B) vs. grabbing a generational talent on the cheap.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Grab Vlad for Hiura and Kluber

  59. HappyJax says:
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    Pls. rank Mercado, Domingo S., Robles, & Eloy ROS. 12-team H2H cats. Thx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo, Eloy, Mercado

  60. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Puig or Franmeil?

    • LenFuego says:
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      Puig unless your need for HR >> your need for SB

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Puig

  61. Chud says:
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    Looking to replace Voit n Ramon for DL n Avisail because he isn’t any good. Can u pick 3 for ROS:

    Pollock
    W.Calhoun
    VanMeter
    Margot
    Schwarber
    Dickerson
    Pence

    Thanks!

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock, Margot, VanMeter, not really ROS tho

  62. Lil Mo with the gimpy leg says:
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    12tm H2H redraft would you drop Eloy or Senzel for C.Dickerson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Answered above

  63. Buffalo Soldier says:
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    Best headline of the year!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s all Rudy

  64. Ciwa says:
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    Hi Grey!
    What about Manaea value? Could be more valuable than Lucchesi?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  65. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    Grey –

    Unfortunately I’m waiving the flag in my AL only league for the first time in 20 years… Got hit with Giancarlo, Glasnow, Heaney, Clevinger issues.

    I’m entertaining trades for dyansty keepers and was curious if you ever put together Dynasty rankings for leagues such as mine… If not, are there any in the industry that you would feel are reliable as I only use Razzball as a resource…

    thanks partner.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn! That sucks, man — We’ll have dynasty rankings in Sept.

  66. Max says:
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    Do you like Velasquez today vs SF?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  67. Vincent Vega says:
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    Does this have much effect on Puigs value?

    • Vincent Vega says:
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      Oops guess I should read first then post duh

  68. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    14-team 5×5 roto. We replaced Saves with Saves+Holds a few years ago.

    I have Brad Hand and Liam Hendriks. I’m getting tired of Hendriks.

    Lugo, Petit, Bradley, Roe, Kolarek, Y.Lopez, Stammen, A.Miller, Soria, Cimber, Cishek, W.Harris, Lorenzen, O.Perez, and Rodney are all available and at the top of the FAs.

    Give me a couple of names from this list of FAs to grab for speculative Saves+Holds, please.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley is the closer, grab him

    • LenFuego says:
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      Any ranking of these guys is likely to change, and possibly drastically, over the next four and a quarter hours. Fasten your seat belt and pay close attention to the trading activity, and be ready to pounce accordingly.

  69. Willie Calhoun or Verdugo

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Verdugo

  70. Scuffy McGee says:
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    Like Samardzija at PHI tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not at all

  71. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Who to cut? Manaea or Stripling (only 1 DL slot).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling

  72. DLev45 says:
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    Need to drop either Glasnow or Taillon from the DL spot. Which is the drop? Or should I just drop both? They won’t be keepers, so this is just about who could contribute in 2019.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Taillon

  73. Db says:
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    Who would you target he needs to move an outfielder.I’m sure I would have to part with a pitcher. 12 team h2h both going for playoff spots

    His outfielders /pitchers
    Acuna, springer, meadows, mercado, Jimenez, Santander, frenchie Reyes, Clint Frazier, boyd, stroman ,
    Morton,Nola,price, kershaw

    My options to trade
    Gallen, Reynaldo, minor, odoriZzi, sale, paddack, Ed-rod
    Duvall, Edwin encarnacion, soler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eloy, Meadows or Mercado for Gallen?

      • Db says:
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        It’s a k/9 league, homers given up, and quality starts

        Outfield right now is betts, soler,puig, upton
        Cruz and Duvall in util spots no bench bat

        Which one of eloy, meadows, mercado would help me most. Or hold with what I got and keep gallen and don’t help him?

        • Db says:
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          Rest of my team is
          C will smith
          1b Ee
          2b Eduardo Escobar
          3b vlad
          Ss lindor
          If McMahon
          Of betts, soler, upton, puig
          Util Duvall, Cruz

          • Db says:
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            Rest of his team is/ he ha no more dl spots and 2 guys that are heading to the dl active so I have some leverage on a bigger trade
            C Carson Kelly
            1b voit
            2b Baez
            Ss segura
            3b sano
            If biggio
            Of acuna, meadows, Springer, mercado
            Util Eloy, Santander
            Bench frenchie Reyes, laureano
            DL Gary Sanchez

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meadows

  74. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    I’m concerned that scherzer won’t be back til mid September. Today is my last day to trade. I feel good about my pitching. I should trade scherzer shouldn’t I?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  75. Db says:
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    With puig out the next few days pillar @colorado or one of the hot guys like Thaiss @cleveland, inciarte vs reds stud pitchers Corey Dickerson vs mets

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pillar

  76. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Amir Garrett taking on the entire Pirates bench was so dumb, yet soooooo awesome.

    My 12-team keeper league just had the trade deadline and there’s been some interesting fallout suddenly on the waiver wire. Which two would you take out of the following six hitters (OBP/SLG% league)?

    Pollock
    B. Anderson
    Cooper
    Kingery
    Reynolds
    Inciarte

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Poop! It was amazing!

      Pollock, Kingery

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I was thinking Kingery and Inciarte. Currently I have Cooper and Reynolds, so good to know nonetheless. Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No pooplem

  77. Laguna BobbyI says:
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    Hey Grey, shallow 10-team mixed league, my offense is struggling and Im looking to trade an arm for a bat. There’s really only 2 teams in the league that match up with me for this type of trade, so im a bit limited with my options, but one of those teams has Jo-Ram. With his recent surge, are you viewing him as a top 20-25-30 bat moving forward for ROS? I would be offering my Verlander for his Jo-Ram, which Im assuming you’ll say is fair, and just want to make sure we are back in on Jo-Ram before I propose the deal.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, Jo-Ram is a top 20 hitter, it is fair, shame you didn’t buy him low vs. his actual price

  78. hankg says:
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    Have a couple of lineup related questions –

    1. As with many others, just lost Laureno and looking for replacement. I could hold for now and swap him with Ozuna when he comes back or pick-up one of the following off of the wire (it’s a 10-team league so good replacement options): Domingo Santana, Soler, Franmil, Sano, Inciarte, Mercado or Mazaro.

    2. I’ve been rotating Villar, Didi and Odor at 2B/SS. Would you drop any of the three for the following – Rosario, VanMeter, Semien, R. McMahon

    3. Finally, not starting Marquez today and wondering if I should drop him for either Ed-Rod or Lucchesi? I could also drop one of Leclerc, Martin or Peralta for them (my other closers are Neris and C-Mart; also have Buttrey, Gallego and Lugo for Holds).

    Thanks a ton for the help!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Domingo

      2. No

      3. EdRod — Peralta

  79. Justin Ralph says:
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    League with a 50 move limit and I have an extra roster spot and I’ve used 29 moves. Pitching is tough to find. Is Salazar worth a speculative add?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hard to say, what’s the other top SPs like on your waivers?

      • Justin Ralph says:
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        Plesac, Samardzija, Tehran, Newcomb, DeScalfani, Canning, Fried, Urquidy, and more like that.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lot of guys there worth owning

          • Justin Ralph says:
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            Yeah a lot are decent. I swear this happens in leagues with limited moves. Who do you like the most (including Salazar)?

            Im also wondering if Luke Jackson is droppable?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yes

            • Justin Ralph says:
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              Sean Manaea is also available but I know you don’t care for him right?

  80. Sherwood Hayes says:
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    Grey,

    who would you rather have in a head to head dynasty league Tatis Jr or Benintendi

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Tatis

  81. Lil Petey says:
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    My Laureano is broken – it was a fun ride and it was thanks to you (Grey) that I jumped on him earlyish in his run.

    Available eligible options (must be a CF) include Canha, Pollock, Santander, Enciarte. My original CF draft pick ConFarto is also available.

    Who best to attempt to fill in?

    Tiny little 8 team league with Avg and OBP. Current sticks are as follows:

    C – Realmuto
    1B – Alonso
    2B – Hiura
    SS – Lindor
    3B – cRapmirez
    LF – Soto
    CF – ??
    RF – Bryant
    Util – Tatis
    Bench – Yordan, Nunez

    IL – Mitch Hamburger (poor fella)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pollock

  82. crimedog says:
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    Lugo, bradley, yoan Lopez, or Hudson for spec saves

    • knucks says:
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      Archie B

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  83. knucks says:
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    Maybe Shaw will play at 1B a bunch?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, but Thames is there too

  84. Lindorphins says:
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    Do you like Ender or Kingery ROS? Thanks.

    • Lindorphins says:
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      Sorry, just saw you ranked Kingery over Inciarte in your reply to Slimcompoop‘s post.

      Have a good one!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  85. Moon shots says:
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    Yo Grey!

    Hi.

    Would you mind ranking these SPs for me rest of season?

    DeGrom
    Strasbourg
    Ryu
    Buehler
    Stroman

    Danka!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      deGrom, Ryu, Walker, Stras

    • Moon Shots says:
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      I’m likely to trade Tatis for one of them…

  86. Steve says:
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    Do you like Aguilar to Rays? Do you think his value goes up or stays the same?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rays have a 4-man 1B platoon

    • Slimcompoop says:
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      I like Faria going to Milwaukee more.

  87. Db says:
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    D-backs put yoan in vs the heart of the order in case you guys missed that. He gave up a pinch hit homer to a guy he probably didn’t study before oh well. I think he takes the saves roll to see what they got…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Maybe, guess we’ll see…Interesting tho, thanks!

  88. ryanoger says:
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    10 team holds league

    Sam Dyson or Amir Garrett?

    thanks grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mike Tyson or Amir Garrett?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dyson is answer

        • ryanoger says:
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          haha…thanks man. I watched that whole game last night (big Reds fan). Amir sliced that punch to the left, then reverted to the ol’ hat flip with his right hand.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            HA, Muslim Mrs. Garrett is awesome for charging the bench

  89. Moon Shots says:
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    Tatis or treat Urner Ros?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treat

  90. herschel says:
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    @Grey: sagnof, who do you like taking a shot on. dyson, hudson, bradley or lugo? does it matter if i own will smith?

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bradley

  91. Chris says:
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    12 team keeper league H2H.
    Trade Springer and a 10th round pick for Bregman and a 12th round pick?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh

  92. erad says:
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    Only 2 DL spots available – this is a keep forever league and all are possible keepers for next year, in 2nd place currently – so winning now and later are both important. Who’s the drop here:

    Gallo (4th)
    Voit (11th)
    Glasnow (15th)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glasnow

  93. Tomo says:
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    Choose one (Roto)

    Mercado
    Bichette
    Santander
    Pence
    Gennett
    Thaiss

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm…Mercado, prolly, but I’d go Bichette for upside

  94. Joe Beisbol says:
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    I have an empty roster slow with Voit going on the DL. I do *not* need to replace him with a hitter. So I am currently between Treinen (I have Hendricks), Bradley (I had Holland), or Urquidy for pitching depth. I can also add two out of those three if I drop Reynaldo. Add one or two of Treinen, Bradley, or Urquidy? 12-team, h2h, 10-cat redraft. Thanks!

    • William Hung says:
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      you should lose Holland

    • knucks says:
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      Drop Reynaldo. Add both Treninen (to see if something is wrong w/ Hendriks) and Bradley cause he just got the Save and looks like he might be the closer. Add back Reynaldo or Urquidy or another SP later.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Treinen, Bradley

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Actually, Bradley and Uriquidy since H2H

        • knucks says:
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          What, you didn’t like my rational Grey? H2H baffles me. Just get an SP next week if these are the types that are in the pool.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha, yeah

            • Joe Beisbol says:
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              If Urquidy has a good night tonight he won’t be around “later.” It’s surprising he’s available as is. The only reason Treinen and Bradley are still out there is because we hav e alimited number of adds per week and I imagine the league is waiting to see what happens with the trade deadline and bullpen changes.

              Thanks Grey!

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Yeah, Bradley/Orquidy, but an Astros trade could kill Urquidy’s value

  95. William Hung says:
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    Looks like only Greene is getting traded for SAGNOF – so am i running to get Jimenez or Farmer on DET?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez

      • William Hung says:
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        would you say Chris Martin is a hold if there are no other SAGNOF chasing to be found on the wire?

  96. William Hung says:
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    Looks like only Greene is getting traded for SAGNOF – so am i running to get Jimenez or Farmer on DET?

  97. Bax says:
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    Jimenez or Farmer over any of the following in two leagues

    League 1

    Giles
    Rogers
    CMART
    Anderson

    League 2

    Diaz
    Doolittle
    Robles

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez over Anderson

  98. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    15 team roto with QS – which side do you take:

    deGrom/Tim Anderson/Miley/Fiers (going for top 3 this year)

    Luis Castillo/Xander (building for future)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      This could go either way, you should get more if you’re giving away Xander/Castillo

  99. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Thanks – have another for you:

    Luis Castillo/Xander

    for

    Syndegaard/Darvish/Benintendi/Greene (assuming he’s still a closer)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noah side

  100. TOGMAN says:
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    12 team H2H 6×6 OPS QS

    Drop Verdugo and/or Cooper
    Add F. Reyes, Vogelbach, Buxton?

    Any of Carpenter, P. Lopez, Stripling worth stashing on DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper for Buxton

      Carp

  101. avogt555 says:
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    Already have #1 seed in playoffs. Looking ahead. Rockies play most of their games at home for my fantasy playoffs. I already have Blackmon Dahl and story, is it too much to try and obtain arenado as well?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not too much

  102. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Breaking trade news. Mets working to move Mickey Callaway for Creepy Benny and the door guy as a new mascot if their doctors clear Benny mentally fit. He will fly into Shea on the rape rug!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

  103. William Hung says:
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    SAGNOF news – Daniel Hudson on the move to NATS – if Giles remains out, who are we chasing in TOR?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      Biagini i think. Glad I didnt jump the gun on Hudson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Biagini

  104. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Lorenzo Cain a good buy low in roto or is he cooked?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooked

  105. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Strickland or Bradley now?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I guess Strickland

  106. Snacks Zillion says:
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    The rape rug transcends time so it can go back to Shea…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  107. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Elias just went to Washington. Is Strickland now the likely Seattle closer?

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      yes

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  108. Jimmy Jack James says:
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    Who to punt first ROS in roto QS league – Cease or Happ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cease

  109. Ivanmakebasket says:
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    Puig batting cleanup for the Indians tonight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  110. Slammer says:
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    McKay or Fallen in dynasty league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallen

  111. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Can’t figure out this Pomeranz trade…Brewers now got two pitchers severly underperforming and gave up a solid SS prospect (at least by his scouting grades) for Pomeranz…I dont get it besides they somehow think theyre gonna turn both guys around in a month

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Brewers don’t know how to build a rotation

    • Blaster says:
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      Looking for a SAGNOF nugget. Which of these guys?

      Nick Anderson
      Joe Biagini
      Hunter Strickland

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Biagini

  112. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    If Acuna keeps this SB pace (11 or 12 in the last 30 i think), it’s going to be really fun to see your projections for him next year. Get out the way, Treat Urner!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Totally!

  113. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    Strickland gone too!!

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      I guess the negotiations with my Tigers stalled. It was Kieboom or bust. On to the Dodgers or Braves…

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Also think it’s funny he’ll be in the same division as Harper now …. ;)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

          • William Hung says:
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            the Nats got both Elias and Strickland????

            • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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              YES!!

  114. William Hung says:
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    I hear Luke Jackson is warming up today after getting blown up last night – is Chris Martin still not with the team or is this confirmation that they are going to roll Jackson unless he goes all Greg Holland on them?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Back issues or not with team, not sure

  115. Steve says:
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    Strickland trade reduce his value to 0 in 14T?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, 0

      • Metalgod says:
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        Sorry to piggyback on but Roenis Elias 0 too?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes, Elias 0

  116. William Hung says:
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    Looks like my closepocolypse wish came true – too bad there are no obvious picks out there (other than LeClerc & Biagini right now, unless they both get traded in the next hour as well)

    BTW – Luke Jackson getting pulled right now from the SV Oppo with 2 on no outs and Soto coming on – Braves countering with Newk. Good thing I didn’t drop Martin yet.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Martin is the closer

      • William Hung says:
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        Pending Greene acquisition rumors or regardless?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Greene would close if he goes there

  117. hot corner says:
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    The Marlin better be getting something really good to trade Zac Gallen. Makes no sense.

    • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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      That’s what I’m saying… like REALLY good. Hes going on 24 in august. Grey how do you feel about this trade and the impact to Gallen fantasy? Does this hurt him not pitching in expansive Marlins park?

      • Steve says:
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        Jeter the jester.

      • hot corner says:
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        Marlins got the D-Backs #1 prospect – SS Jazz Chisholm.

        I think it helps Gallen’s value. Much better team and Chase Field is a pitcher’s now with the humidor.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, prolly is fine

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Don’t think it helps Gallen, but I think he could pitch well enough…. Arizona isn’t a Coors

  118. Db says:
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    I have the leverage in this trade and he wants to give eloy instead of meadows should I hold gallen and hope him, paddack, and sale can lead me to the playoffs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No idea what the trade is

  119. avogt555 says:
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    Which side:

    Bieber/Dahl or Berrios/S Marte

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bieber

      • avogt555 says:
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        He countered with Bieber for S marte and C Smith? What do you think?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Marte side

  120. bigbear says:
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    Already looking forward to tomorrow’s recap of today’s mayhem… Thanks in advance!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No problem

  121. toolshed says:
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    Jesus Aguilar traded to Tampa. How many IF does TB need. They already were crowded w/o Sogard. What does this do for Nate Lowe’s value ros? Is Aguilar and add now? Tb seems to get production from everyone after a deal like d’Arnaud, yandy Diaz, glasnow, etc. Is shaw or thames now an add as the starting 1b?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hurts all their values, likely

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shaw/Thames are platoon now

  122. negatto says:
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    Inciarte an upgrade over Mallex Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  123. knucks says:
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    Just dropped Chris Martin for Joe Jimenez. AMA.

    • knucks says:
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      I guess Yates and Colome are staying put. I’ve been refreshing Twitter for 3 hours and seen nothing about them at all. Not a peep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  124. Crime Dog says:
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    I can’t even comprehend all these moves going on today while working. Grey/whoever else wants to chime in…top 2 closer options that are most likely to be on your wire that you’re looking to grab everywhere?

    • Herschel says:
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      I’m going Bradley and Jimenez.

  125. avogt555 says:
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    I know you already answered two of my trade offers but last one.

    C Smith/S Marte or Alvarez/Bieber?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yordan

  126. Metalgod says:
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    Is it possible Hudson closes over Doolittle

    • knucks says:
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      No.

  127. jubaka says:
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    should i start urguidry today vs clevland? i dont need the start but getting even further ahead in my innings limit isnt bad.. i really just need to lower my era whip and need my pitchers to stop walking people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  128. dontbichetteme says:
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    Man I dont want to sound like a broken record but here goes….
    Leclerc
    Biagini
    Jimenez
    N.Anderson
    Bummer
    PIck 2

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leclerc, Jimenez

      • William Hung says:
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        how about Jarlin on the Marlins? nice little rhyme there

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jarlin the Marlin? Meh

      • Norman Ginsberg says:
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        Shafer closed for Toronto today (Biagini went the 8th).

    • William Hung says:
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      Biagini pitched the 8th today

      • Metalgod says:
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        Justin Schafer was throwing 94-95 to finish off in ninth. Still cloudy shituation maybe

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ugh

  129. Herschel says:
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    Marquez sucking us into thinking we can start him at Coors?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not me

  130. Chad Bowling says:
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    Dropped Elias for Biagini…do I also drop Dyson for Bass or Gearrin in SEA or for Schafer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shafer

      • William Hung says:
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        Shafer for sure – Biagini going to HOU

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup!

  131. Perfect Game says:
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    Interesting trade proposal – I give Edwin Diaz and get T. Rodgers? While Diaz peripherals look good, there are red flags that suggest he will be hot/cold ROS. Do I take Rodgers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I wouldn’t

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Would you move Edwin Diaz and DJ (bench bat) for Will Smith and another bench bat?
        I have some concern about Diaz loser the closer spot.

        My other closers are Jansen and Hand.

  132. Trader says:
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    1. Hard to trade pitchers but in our h2h league, The Dodgers’ schedule is sweet. Padres and Red Sox not so much. Given that, would you trade Paddack and Sale for Buehler and Kershaw?

    2. Other options:

    Paddack for Kershaw
    Paddack and Moose for Buehler and Domingo Santana

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Buehler will be skipped to save IP 2. Paddack for Kershaw sounds fine

      • Trader says:
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        1. Thanks. I think Paddack gets skipped, sent down, shut down too.

        2.Best holds guy from this list. Ratios matter:
        Petit, Dierkman, Morgan, Melancon, Gant, Elias, Strickland

        3. My Eloy and Moose for his Domingo and Donaldson? Which side you like? Close?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          2. Petit
          3. Eloy

  133. Andre says:
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    In a 10 team , 6×6 H2H league that uses OBP and you can keep 5 players forever. Which side wins?

    Trout, Trea Turner, 3rd round pick in 2020

    Baez, Tatis, 1st round pick in 2020?

    Thanks!

  134. Mr Baseball says:
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    who is seatle closer does anyone know

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No one worth owning — Bass/Gearrin

  135. bigbear says:
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    “Hello, thanks for calling the MLB trade center. Please hold.”

    And that’s the story of how the trade deadline was missed by the O’s.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  136. Justin Ralph says:
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    What do you think of Castellanos to the Cubs?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I will go over my thoughts in the next roundup

  137. J-Money says:
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    Whatup G,

    12 team H2H OPS and K/9 league. Figure I’d try to get a pulse check heading into the playoffs:

    C – Narvaez
    1B – Vogelbach
    2B – Muncy
    3B – Arenado
    SS – London
    MI – Danny Santana
    CI – Dozier
    OF – Acuna, Yelich, Conforto, Domingod
    Util – Hick
    Bench – Choo
    IL – Anderson
    SP – Marquez, S. Gray, Hendricks, Berrios, Bieber, Pineda, R. Lopez
    RP – Hendricks, Martinez, N. Anderson

    Anything glaring that needs possible upgrades? I need to activate Anderson and I’m wondering who to lose. Also, Franmil Reyes is a FA, with his recent move to
    CLE would you consider adding over any of the aforementioned? Lastly. Kingery was just dropped and is currently on Waivers. I have the #2 priority, would you use it to upgrade anywhere? Thanks in advance man!

    • J-Money says:
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      SS – Lindor…
      Also Carrasco on the IL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Franmil over Choo if you want power…. Activate Anderson? Huh? I guess lose Lopez

  138. William Hung says:
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    SAGNOF debrief- I have 3 moves left this week after using 2 to get Tanaka and handcuffing Hendriks with Treinen.

    So my next 3 moves are:
    1. LeClerc
    2 & 3 – Who am I going for out of: Shafer, Jimenez, Jarlin Garcia, Nick Anderson, Diego Castillo, Gearrin, Eovaldi, Armstrong

    • William Hung says:
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      Jarlin is now firmly entrenched as closer – Nick Anderson got traded

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shafer, Jimenez

  139. Tavern says:
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    Drop Garrett Cooper for Matt Olson or Justin Smoak in a redraft points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

  140. sportivetricks says:
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    Giants traded Dyson and Melancon but held Will Smith?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems so

      • ShortiveShticks says:
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        Seems strange, no?

        Moving on, can you rank Bradley, Jimenez, and vomit?

        Thanks. LY!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You did

  141. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    this is indeed a disturbing universe (for bauers owners in deep leagues where CI guys don’t just fall off trees with box wine out for a while)
    10 team AL only with OBP over AVG, net steals over steals, and total bases added. we got our crazy midseason FAAB time for guys coming over to AL (not as crazy as WAS’s RP haul by itself maybe, but still players here to nab). holds added and QS over wins.
    C jansen (f’ing 8 or so day tease on him a bit back, i swear he has more HR’s NOT on my team than any hits total ON it even though i drafted him here and held for months, then readded later)
    1B bauers (OF)
    2B altuve
    SS villar
    3B vlad
    CI dannys antana (2B/OF)
    MI odor (blew a decent chunk of FAAB here months ago)
    OF (4) mercado, pence, upton, grichuk
    util (1) otani (hitter only, yahoo here, still an easy keeper at his this year ADP price for next year out of 3 total keepers)
    BN: k.davis
    DL (5): box wine (1B/OF)
    SP: pena, porcello, minor, duffy, ed-rod, yarbrough, paxton, gibson
    RP (4): harris, drake, barnes, buttrey
    DL: pressly
    NA (1): manning

    we got puig, franmil, cactus jebus, romo all showing up to FAAB with clock ending 2 days from about now.

    1. drop any of the OF for puig/franmil and how much FAAB. 2nd place for odor was 12 when i overbid and won with 22 (you advised about 14-15, which was smart and would’ve saved me money)
    2. drop bauer and bid how much on cactus jebus? the other CI guys out there in FA are: bock choi, c.davis
    3. clearly need saves, nab biagini over drake or harris (harris nabbed just now when pressly went out)?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Grichuk for Puig — $27 — Franmil — $13 2. Who? 3. Meh

      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        aguilar

    • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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      • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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        scratch biagini

        • Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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          just noticed i could move antana to CI also till box wine is back, so total options if i don’t get aguilar would be: c.davis, s.travis, choi, drury, forsythe, adames (missed that he was dropped, probably an easy add over bauers now), duffy, pinder, thaiss (also has been better than aguilar), reed, goins. likely better off i’d guess spending any money on puig or franmil over aguilar.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Yes

  142. toolshed says:
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    Jd Davis for the mets is someone I have been following. His statcast numbers are great and has done well in limited time. He seems like he deserves an everyday role. Dom Smith is on the IL so he is playing lf now. He also qualifies at 3b and 1b. It would be nice if the mets get rid of Frazier but Davis is playing. Do you like Davis more ros than Margot? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nope

  143. Big Daddy Jeats says:
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    You gotta be kidding me, Al Avila… Joey Wentz a LHP with a 4.7 ERA in AA 7th in the Braves’ org, NOT a top 100 prospect + Travis Demeritte who isn’t even a top 30 prospect in the Braves org for an All-Star closer with just over a 1 ERA. Demeritte has 20 homers in triple A but who doesnt? Also can’t even look at his prospect grading on Fangraphs.

    Then Al turns around and deals Caste for TWO MORE pitchers, a former first rounder in Lange with a 7.36 at high A ball, and Richan. Prolly got more than we were gonna get with Caste but I feel we really could’ve used a big bat.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, I know

      • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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        Every sports media person in Detroit right now: “Well Demeritte has 20 homers and a .940 OPS”

        I just want people to have some kind of guage of what theyre talking about before they say it. Everyone who reads this site knows 20 homers in AAA is what every above average hitter is doing. Can’t wait to suck donkey balls for a decade. (no offense DT)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yeah

        • Big Daddy Jeats says:
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          Oh and thanks to Marquez for rubbing that in my face. THE BIGGEST SONOFABENCH

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            So annoying!

  144. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Would you trade Corey Seager for Mad Bum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  145. TJ says:
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    Cut 2:
    Schwarber
    Ender
    LeMahieu
    Van Meter
    Scooter
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scooter, VanMeter

  146. EG says:
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    Sano or Duvall? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sano

      • EG says:
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        Thanks… Meant to add Olson in the mix there… Still Sano or prefer Olson?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Olson

  147. toolshed says:
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    Nice salary dump trade for AZ. Greinke for 4 prospects and cash. None of them in top 100. Really was hoping tucker would get traded so he can play somewhere besides AAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  148. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Dyson now in Minnesot. How likely will he be the closer?

    2. Greinke now on Houston. Is Urquidy still a good pick-up (slightly better than 12-team streamer)?

    3. Please rank (Saves only): Hendriks; Pagan; Jimenez; Dyson.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Unlikely 2. No 3. Pagan, Jimenez

      • toolshed says:
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        Is urquidy now the 5th starter after the Greinke trade? Aaron Sanchez may be going to the bullpen where he was actually pretty good before

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sanchez to bullpen

  149. Who do you think will eventually be the closer for the Rays?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pagan or Anderson

  150. Ron Swanson says:
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    Should I deal MadBum for Vogelbach ? or can I do better. if i can, whats a good 1B to target for MadBum

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe Abreu

  151. big league choo says:
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    10 team dynasty svs+holds

    Drop Giles for nick anderson or Diego Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  152. JP says:
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    Who is the odd man out here?

    Franmil, Pollock, W. Calhoun, McMahon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Calhoun

  153. Bax says:
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    Looks like Diaz is staying put. Would you continue to roll him out there or drop him for Jimenez or Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  154. Immaculate Inning says:
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    Thor or Buehler ROS in QS league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Buehler

  155. Game Of Throws says:
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    Well, I’ve lost Romo, Holland, and Shane Greene this week. I added Anderson, Jimenez, and Jarlin. Should I drop Anderson or Jarlin for Workman or Givens? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold for now

  156. Wound says:
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    Giles or Anderson?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

  157. Daze says:
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    What a crazy last few hours.
    Good luck digesting all that happened.
    A lot of relievers seemed to be traded
    Which leads me to my question
    In search of saves What is your best guess with the following
    Arizona (Bradley not available) is Lopez or Hirano worthy
    Miami I had Anderson now I am thinking Garcia
    Detroit ( Jimenez not available) how about Farmer
    Seattle – Take your pick Bass/Gearrin
    Thanks Grey Your going to have fun with tomorrows column

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go Jarlin for now, thanks!

  158. Saw Shafer got 1st career save – decent as a closer in minor leagues. Jays total youth movement include Shafer closing games?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  159. Box says:
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    Neris or Romo

    • Box says:
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      Diaz not Romo, whoops

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Diaz

  160. RobMac says:
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    11 team roto 6×6 with avg and OBP

    Who do you like rest of season: Willie Calhoun or Scott Kingery?

    Thanks! Love reading the post every day.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery — No problem

  161. dau says:
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    Shafer or Bass for saves?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Shafer

  162. Metalgod says:
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    Crazy day. Thanks for all you do Grey!
    Domingo Santana, Inciarte, Wil Myers or Teoscar over
    Upton? No particular needs just bench bat
    Also Lugo over Workman or Roenis Elias for speculative saves
    Looking forward to tomorrow’s round up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo — Elias

  163. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    1. Pick for saves (I’m dumping Hendriks): Jimenez; Shafer; or Nick Anderson.

    2. Pick for SS: Semien or Kingery.

    3. I listened and didn’t start Marquez. Do you think that contributed to today’s injury?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Jimenez 2. Kingery 3. Prolly

  164. Jr says:
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    8 team H2H categories league, keep 5 with no restrictions. My current top five are Trout, Acuna, Bregman, Cole, and one of Bauer or Corbin.

    Just got offered Bellinger and Devers for my trout. Would make my keepers Acuna, belly, Bregman, Devers, Cole.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent

  165. Db says:
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    My gallen for his eloy? Or is upton, soler, betts, puig solid enough to carry me to the playoffs

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take Eloy, but your OF looks fine I guess, I don’t know anything about your team

  166. Bostero111 says:
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    Hey Grey!

    12 team H2H keeper league with OBP.

    Franmil Reyes is available. Drop Choo or Lourdes Gurriel or hold?

    Thanks man!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lourdes

  167. Karlj says:
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    Would you trade Paddock for Ohtani considering Paddock probably gets shut down in a few weeks ( redraft ) ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  168. Bops says:
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    Pick 2

    Jimenez
    LeClerc
    Anderson
    Shafer

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez, Leclerc

      • Bops says:
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        Would you drop Giles for LeClerc?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  169. Robert says:
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    Cooper or Sano ROS?

  170. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    1)Need to pick up a bench bat in OBP league:

    Danny Santana, Bichette, Franmil, Kingery, Vanmeter, Margot

    2) Now that the trade deadline has passed, do you these closers will keep the role: W Smith, Robles, Rodgers and Leclerc

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Danny 2. Yes, though who knows with Leclerc

  171. Moonraker7 says:
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    Thinking of dropping E. Escobar for Bichette. What’s your take? Thanks, Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  172. Moonraker7 says:
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    Bichette or E. Escobar? Thanks, Grey. PS I’m starting to understand why you seem to prefer young players.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, hold tho

  173. Man says:
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    Do you think Urquidy stays in the rotation even after the Sanchez acquisition?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess yes, but it’s not clear yet

  174. TJ says:
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    Would you drop M.Franco for VanMeter?
    Thanks!

    • TJ says:
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      Or drop Franco for Wil Meyers?
      Thanks!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Myers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  175. William Hung says:
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    Looks like Senzel is starting to heat up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  176. Licketty Splits says:
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    Is Urquidy now out of the rotation?

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      sorry I just saw this was asked a bit above ….Thanks for all you do
      What a crazy day …has to be a bit like manic Christmas for you

    • herschel says:
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      tbd. if he continues to pitch well, i think he holds on to the 5th spot. tonight should be telling…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, yeah, answered above

  177. Gotime says:
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    Can play up to 3 RPs in a H2H weekly cats but why not try and vulture everyone amiright… Have Raisel, Robles, Rodgers, Bradley. Any reason to add Jimenez or nah (Eovaldi would be the drop)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jimenez over Eovaldi

  178. Cohen says:
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    Grey, would u drop Giles for Shafer?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  179. Tribt says:
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    Loose one

    Neris
    Robles
    Doolittle
    Diaz

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Why? Diaz I guess

  180. Michael DePinto says:
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    Would you trade my Eduardo Escobar for Mike Clevinger? I do need pitching and have other infield options for Escobar but am still a bit concerned about Clev’s back.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, that works

  181. otisP says:
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    Keeper league trade offer: my Anthony Rizzo for his Victor Robles and Edwin Diaz. Gut reaction is a hard no. Am I missing something and/or underestimating Robles’ potential?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could be decent but I’d hold

  182. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    Tomorrow question today. Picked up Salazar as SON had him 9.0 versus Hou tomorrow and 19.0 versus Tex next week. He is now -1.3 versus Hou perhaps changing after the trade. Was planning on sitting him tomorrow and see how it goes. His start will probably be short based on a projected 70 pitch limit. Would start him?

    Thanks again for your thoughts

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No point in starting him tomorrow

  183. Steve says:
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    Trent Grisham or Hunter Pence? 14T obp

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh I’d say Grisham if I knew he had PT

  184. iChiro says:
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    12team H2H, ROS-

    Duvall over Joc?
    Biggio over Heyward?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and yes

      • iChiro says:
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        Thanks, FML

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

      • iChiro says:
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        Thanks, FML

  185. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly redraft. You drop Odor for Gresham as a bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, can try it for a bench bat but where does Grisham play

      • Herschel says:
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        Braun to 1b? Saw he was starting tomorrow….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Hmm… all right try Grisham, worth a shot

          • Herschel says:
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            Thanks. You adding Sanchez until we see how the rotation shakes out? I’d like to think Urquidy hangs on to the 5th spot, but Sanchez has looked solid recently….

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I wouldn’t touch Sanchez

              • Herschel says:
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                Got it. Thank you….

                I picture you today in the RazzCave with a case of monster emery drink and a box of drakes coffee cakes. Anywhere close?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Exactly!

  186. Cohen says:
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    Grey, Dustin May getting the start vs Padres
    Would u pick him up and start him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  187. DonnieB says:
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    Bradley,Schafer,Hendriks or Jimenez? Is Giles done? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Flip a coin… I’d try Bradley

  188. Steve says:
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    Think Justin Shafer closes in Toronto or swap with Dustin May? 14T QS

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold

  189. Primetime says:
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    Dustin May over Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah

  190. Gregg Jefferies, Future Star says:
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    The squad. 10-team H2H

    C – Vazquez
    1B – Hoskins
    2B – Albies
    3B – Baez
    SS – Andrus
    LF – Benintendi
    CF – Trout
    RF – Dahl
    Util – Da. Santana, Do. Santana, Mallex
    BN – H.Dozier, Ender, Kingery, Laureano (DL)
    DL – Giancarlo, Swanson

    SP – Cole, Bauer, Corbin, Flaherty, Wheeler Caleb Smith
    RP – Neris, Iglesias, Hendriks, Workman, Lugo

    Any obvious swaps with available players?

    Available Bats – Rosario, Bichette, Santander, McMahon, Desmond, Calhoun

    Available Arms – May, Manaea, Bass, Salazar, Gallen, Oberg, Leclerc, Dyson, Stripling, Glasnow, Woodruff

    Danke

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bichette over Laureano

  191. andfog99 says:
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    Posey or James McCann ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      McCann

  192. Michael DePinto says:
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    Do you think Bauer’s numbers are affected at all by the move to the NL or will they stay the same? Obviously no DH helps but smaller home park hurts. QS league…no wins category.

    Another site believes the NL has better teams so he will do worse but it’s not like the NL Central is that much better than the AL Central right?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Better teams but no DH, so seems like a push to me…

  193. Alex says:
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    Hey Grey, who do you like best at 2B? Cano, Chavis, Biggio, Odor.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Odor

  194. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    Which one should I pick up to replace Urquidy:

    Adam Wainwright or Drew Smyly

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Smyly

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        OK i’ll go pick him up. Thanks again buddy.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  195. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Would you drop Wade Davis for Bradley? or hold?

    Thanks!

  196. William Hung says:
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    Jesse Chavez in for the SV Oppo

  197. Art of Bay Flipping says:
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    10-team standard roto.

    C Garver
    1B Alonso
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Springer
    UTIL E. Rosario, Soto
    BENCH DJ LaMaheui

    SP Cole, DeGrom, Corbin, Morton
    RP Hand, Jansen, Diaz
    BENCH Clevinger, Buehler

    Looking at my roster In what order would you do these?

    1. Trade DJ for Altuve
    2. Trade DJ and Buehler for Verlander
    3. Trade DJ and Diaz for Will Smith
    4. Trade DJ for Thor
    5. Hold

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