Matt Olson, affectionately known as Allahson by people in Middle East Bay, hit his 22nd homer yesterday.  An inconsequential home run to the game, but it’s a part of a larger tapestry.  Khris Davis hit his 31st homer, his 4th homer of the week, but, again, pull back, view the larger picture.  That home run didn’t matter!  Speaking of a matter, Matt Chapman hit his 15th homer, as he hit out of the two-hole, because the A’s can.  Sure, the A’s can and two-hole are synonymous.  But, of course, all of this happened.  Look at the larger picture!  Trevor Cahill went 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 3.12, which is exactly what was always meant to happen.  Don’t you see it yet?  On Saturday, Edwin Jackson went 6 1/3 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 2.87.  No one on the A’s will have a bad game this year.  Know why?  Are you pulled back far enough to see the larger picture?  No one will have a bad game because no one sells their soul and doesn’t specify they want to be good until the end of the season.  “Hey, cool horns and pitchfork.  So, yeah, here’s my soul, and can you make me pitch well until the first week of August?”  That would never happen!  The A’s aren’t the best team in baseball without serious voodoo, soul-selling!  I have it on good authority someone was seen in the A’s clubhouse with a 1970’s-style mustache hiding horns on top of their head!  That’s the devil, unless Rollie Fingers remodeled his face.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Wil Myers – Hit the DL because he is made of 2,000-year-old parchment paper.  “In the region then known as Mesopotamia is where Hammurabi’s laws were first jotted down on a napkin that is now known as Wil Myers.”  That’s a docent at the Museum of Natural History.

Franmil Reyes – 2-for-3 and his 7th homer, as he was called up to replace Myers.  A person in a Padres uniform (fan?) was also seen removing signs from around San Diego that read ‘Missing’ with a picture of Kyle Blanks.  Guess they found him.

Hunter Renfroe – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .238.  It is so hilarious to me that he’s hitting third.  Renfroe shouldn’t be hitting third in a lineup with seven other Renfroes and one Hosmer.

Kyle Hendricks – 5 2/3 IP, 4 ER, ERA at 4.07, and this game was vs. the Padres, for perhaps the limpest start vs. the Padres from a guy who is supposed to be better.  I saddled up to the Stream-o-Nator and gave Hendricks a roll, then we played bones, and I’m yelling, “Whatever happened to Domingo?”  Santana.  Side note, seriously, is Domingo still playing ball?  As for Hendricks, I’m so done with him.

Jon Lester – 5 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.44.  His owners prolly preferred when he was allowing steals vs. runs.

Javier Baez – 2-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 24th homer, hitting .300.  Just give him the MVP.  Not saying he does or doesn’t deserve it, but it’ll make Cubs fans more bearable (pun!).

Delino DeShields – Hit the 7-day concussion DL.  DeShields bumped his head on his extremely low ceiling.

Mark Trumbo – 3-for-4, 5 RBIs and his 14th and 15th homer.  I said last week that Trumbo could be one of the few to hit 15 homers from August 1st to the end of the year, and now I’m saying I said it.

Jonathan Villar – 3-for-3, 3 runs and a slam (7) and legs (15), hitting .471 for the O’s, and hitting third.  If I was anymore vocal about how I think Villar now has fantasy value, people would be confusing my O’s talk with my O face.

Austin Wynns – 2-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting near .430 in the last week with two homers.  Yes, hot schmotato alert, but it’s worth noting that the O’s opponent (Rangers) don’t have five little Nolan Ryans.

Mychal Givens – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, as he plants himself at the tail end of the O’s bullpen like he’s between two ferns.

Tyler O’Neill – With Dexter Fowler’s fractured foot — too bad, so sad! — O’Neill and Harrison Bader should be getting regular playing time.  In a vacuum, I like Tyler O’Neill (though he is nursing an injury).  By the way, I know the video on today’s post got dated super fast with the Pham injury.  Considering I have to do these videos a few days ahead of time to complete them, I’m surprised this is the first one that got dated.  Still feel free to view it with ads and earn me .0000000000067th of a penny.

Jose Martinez – 2-for-4, hitting .298.  Can I just briefly mention how absolutely apeshizz bizzonkers it is to have a guy hit third, then double switch him out in a close game?  You’re basically saying Jo-Ma is one of your best hitters (which he is), then remove him from the lineup when you could still use offense.

Jack Flaherty – 6 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.27.  Was a fairly easy matchup (which is in itself crazy, because the Pirates went out and traded for pieces and their hitting is goofy sad — anyhoo!), but Flaherty’s next matchup will be even easier (Royals).

Tyson RossCardinals claimed him off waivers.  Which is like signing a Gremlin to only pitch in games that start after midnight.

Nathan Eovaldi –  8 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 4 Ks, ERA at 3.38.  “…And weeks ago Aaron Judge went down and the Yankees became a lifeless team.”  *closes storybook*  “The end.  Now go get daddy a beer,” the Red Sox.

Chance Adams – 5 IP, 3 ER, 4 baserunners, 2 Ks in his major league debut.  If you only listened to Yankee fans, you’d think the Yanks promoted Whitey Ford.  Adams has been getting absolutely worked in the ribs, up against the ropes, as he moved up the minor league food chain.  In Single-A, he had a 12.3 K/9.  That decreased at each additional stop until it was at 8 K/9 in Triple-A last year.  It bounced back a little this year (9.4 K/9) with a 4.50 ERA (3.99 xFIP).  Oh (not the Rockies pitcher), the walks have not been pretty either (4.4 BB/9 in 2018).  This all sounds like a potential number three if things break right.  Or Whitey Peugeot.

Justin Bour – 1-for-4 and his 19th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games and three homers in the last four games.  Yes, he’s a Bour, but hot schmotato too.

Tommy Hunter – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 2nd save, ERA at 4.17, as Seranthony Dominguez (1 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.03) worked the 7th inning.  Maybe Gabe Kapler is a socialist and he wants everyone to get saves.  Seranthony does sound like he’s part of the ruling class.

Tyler Skaggs – Hit the DL with an abductor strain.  Apparently, Skaggs is a scallop.

Luis Valbuena – Designated for assignment by the Angels.  This is one of the most interesting DFA’ings in the history of baseball.  The Angels floated a report Saturday night that The Sciosciapath was stepping down, then their next move was DFA’ing Valbuena, Scioscia’s favorite player.  Then, The Sciosciapath was asked about stepping down and he said that report was nonsense.  So, when The Sciosciapath asks about Valbuena being DFA’d, you know what he’s going to hear?  Sorry, Mike, I thought we were on a break!

Corey Kluber – 9 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 2.63.  The reports of his demise are sorely mistaken.  Or are they?!  Damn you, Reversal Question, you nearly gave me a heart attack.  Kluber’s Ks and velocity are still down, and his xFIP is up.  Obviously, he’s not a bad pitcher, but not sure he’s the Cy Young guy he was.

Jose Ramirez – 1-for-2, 3 RBIs and his 33rd homer, hitting .300.  The guy who you worried in March couldn’t hit 20 homers is going to hit 40+ homers.  Now cackle yourself into heaving sobs.

Brad Hand – 1 IP, 1 ER and the save, as he seems to have simultaneously supplanted Cody Allen while also trying to keep the competition alive by giving up runs.  It’s a fine tightrope to walk, just ask Cody Allen.

Danny Duffy – 6 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 4.70 vs. Ervin Santana – 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, ERA at 6.14.  This matchup was billed as, “You don’t believe in Magic?  Then how do you explain these guys still starting for major league teams?”

Whit Merrifield – 4-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer, hitting .307.  Completely respectable season from Merrifield, and more in line with what I’d expect from him vs. what he did last year power-wise.  That might be the worst fight card since Brigitte Nielsen’s ovaries vs. Father Time.

Lucas Duda – 1-for-4, 2 RBIs and a slam (10) and legs (1), hitting .235.  Most unbelievable slam and legs since *looks up whether Adrian Gonzalez ever stole a base*  Well, that, if it happened.

Lance McCullers – 4 IP, 0 ER, but left with elbow discomfort, which obviously sucks and was totally predictable, but he couldn’t pitch one more inning so I could get the gee-dee win?!  Obviously McCullers is done-zo for a while, if not the rest of the season.  I own Collin McHugh in one league, so I’m rooting for him to get McCullers’ spot, but it’s not yet clear.

Luis Castillo – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 3 Ks, ERA at 4.91.  On one hand, decent start in a tough matchup.  On the other hand, it’s still under six innings and two earned runs.  On a third hand that is actually a proctologist’s glove on the end of a mop, Castillo is yet to impress me for longer than two starts in a row all year.

Matt Harvey – 4 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 5.37.  Once the trading deadline passed, Harvey ripped up all his scratch-off (of this team’s logo).

Tanner Roark – 7 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.21.  Well, we had a good run.  Or at least I had a good run with him, as he rattled off three straight Quality Starts, but the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t like his next start, and I agree.

Jon Gray – 8 IP, 1 ER, 6 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 4.73.  One great start after another since his return from the minors is going to step over the top rope for this week’s matchup vs. the Dodgers in Coors.  Hope he doesn’t come away bloody like Abdullah the Butcher.

Trevor Story – 1-for-6, 4 RBIs and a slam (24) and legs (14), and three homers in the last two days.  Hopefully, Matt Holliday doesn’t want to return as a shortstop, because then Story will have to be benched.  Sorry, no choice.

Nolan Arenado – 3-for-5, 2 runs and his 29th homer, hitting .306.  I won Prince’s last worn merkin on eBay, and it’s in the shape of the symbol he went by for a few years.  Unfortunately, it’s a little damp.  I think I’m going to let it air dry by this open window–NOOOO!!!  Torenado!!!

Adam Ottavino – 1 IP, 2 ER and his 3rd blown save.  Ottavino’s owners on Saturday, “How many times can Wade Davis blow a game before Ottavino gets a chance?”  Ottavino’s owners on Sunday, “Why do I feel like the world is laughing at me?”  I tried to pick up Seung-hwan Oh (who did get the save on Sunday) in one NL-Only league, and could see the Rockies going with Oh, due to his experience.  Everyone knows the Rockies appreciate experience more than just about anything.  Of course, I don’t think Davis is just out of the mix completely either.

Travis Shaw – 2-for-5 and his 22nd homer, and 2nd homer this weekend.  Hey, it helps me, because I own Shaw, but now Craig Counsell is benching Jesus Aguilar?  You remember Jesus, right?  The guy who Counsell called three weeks ago, ‘the Brewers MVP.’  Unless that was simply so he’d win the final write-in All-Star vote.  Damn, trying to affect the vote, who are you, Craig Comey Counsell?

Mike Moustakas – 1-for-4 and his 21st homer.  Moistasskiss!

Alex Wood – Placed on the DL with either “we want Walker Buehler to get another start” or “Hyun-Jin Ryu is back soon.”  The doctors aren’t yet sure.

Yasiel Puig – Sounds headed to the DL with an oblique injury.  Sue me if I read this as good news for all the guys I want the Dodgers to play over Puig.  Actually, in regards to Puig, ‘sue me’ would be sooooie!

George Springer – Hit a leadoff homer (19th), then walked in his next at-bat, which led to a steal attempt and bye-bye.  He grimaced like his season was over after his slide, but the Astros are saying he has thumb discomfort.  If you own him, I’d form a prayer trapezoid with a few of my closet friends and hope it is just discomfort.  I don’t know.  Discomfort is what Ted Knight dealt with from Jim J. Bullock, this seemed like more.

Zack Wheeler – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 9 Ks, ERA at 3.89.  After the game, Wheeler said, “I can still clear waivers, right?  Please explain the rules of waivers to me.  Someone!”  According to the Stream-o-Nator, Wheeler gets yet another great matchup his next time out, and I’d go with him.

Kevin Gausman – 5 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 4.47.  Way to come into the NL and take on the worst offensive team.  Apizzarently, Jeff McNeil was too much for Gausman.  I still like Gausman in his new home, but if my confidence was a Jenga tower, shizz is now wobbly.

Ender Inciarte – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 7th homer.  Ender belted one out yesterday and I belted one out in the above video about Ender.

Nick Markakis – 4-for-5 and his 13th homer.  Sparkakis!

Blake Snell – 4 IP, 1 ER, ERA at 2.27.  The Marla Gibbs line!  Snell isn’t on an innings restriction.  However, Snell only threw 59 pitches, so maybe he’s on a pitch count restriction.

Joey Wendle – 3-for-3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer.  Go ahead, Mr. Wendle!

Carlos Rodon – 6 IP, 0 ER, 8 baserunners (5 BBs), 4 Ks, ERA at 2.94.  The Regression Fairies are over here rocking a unicorn t-shirt that says, “One of a kind,” and just ignoring Rodon.  Can’t be forever though.

Avisail Garcia – 2-for-4, 3 runs and a double slam (12, 13) and legs (1).  He was hitting .130 in the previous week with zero power (or RBIs and one run), so maybe it’s the start of a schmotato run, but it’s far from the middle of one.

Daniel Palka – 1-for-5, 2 RBIs and his 17th homer.  Has five homers in the last ten games, though a few of them have been pinch-hit jobbers, because the White Sox have so many options.  Ow!  Eye roll headache!

Kyle Seager – 2-for-4 and his 17th and 18th homer, hitting .231.  Of course, he’s on pace for 26 homers.  He could have 19 homers the last week of the season, then hit seven homers the final week, because he’s always within a plus or minus of three homers of 27 homers.  What you Seager is what you get.

Marco Estrada – 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 hit, 2 BBs, 4 Ks, ERA at 4.65.  You know when you’re feeling particularly lazy and you just line your underwear with fabric softener?  That’s still not as sweet as streaming Estrada on Saturday.

Aledmys Diaz – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 14th homer, and 2nd homer in as many games, and third homer in the last four games and fifth homer in the last week.  There’s hot schmotatoes, then there’s what Aledmys is currently on.

Clay Buchholz – 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 2.68.  Saturday’s matchup was relatively easy, but Buchholz’s peripherals are where they were when he was good.  Yes, he was good at one point.  Why ya gotta be such a playa hater?  The beach is nice this time of year.

Steven Souza – 1-for-3 and his 3rd homer, which is one more home run than Nick Ahmed hit on Saturday.  Cust kayin’.

Robbie Ray – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 11 baserunners (4 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 4.92.  Walks:  Good for senior citizens in the AM at malls.  Not good when going against a team that is starting Nick Hundley as the cleanup hitter.

Chris Stratton – Sent to Triple-A.  That’s the last time I listen to 50 Cent when he says #GetTheStrat.

Evan Longoria – 3-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 12th homer.  “From the area of St. Pete to St. Fran seamlessly.  Because these New Era caps are without seams!”  That’s Evan Longoria practicing in the mirror in case a national commercial campaign comes back his way.

  1. CP says:
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    Swarzak a drop at this point now that he’s on the dl? Who do you like better for saves ROS Wahl or Oh?

    Dahl back up with the Rockies, worth an add or you think he barely plays down the stretch?

    Thanks!

    • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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      @CP: this appears to be why gsellman got that last save. swarzak had this same issue a bit back, might not be back this year at all.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @CP: I’d say Oh could be the play. Dahl will play 2 out of every 3 games.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @CP: Dahl is back and didn’t play, which is pretty typical of the Rockies… Can try him, I do like anyone in Coors — I’d try Oh

  2. A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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    if my DL slots are already taken up with wacha/stripling/darvish in a 14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases and hits added, QS and K/9 added. redraft
    C hedges
    1B rizzo (2B)
    2B whit (1B/OF)
    SS machado (3B)
    3B chapman
    OF (3) rosario, yelich, n-will
    util (2) odor, beckham (2B/SS/3B)
    BN puig, grichuk
    NA (1) hiura
    SP: pivetta, bieber, V2, romo (in SP slot), rodon, borucki, heaney
    RP (4 slots): swarzak (attempting gsellman tonight), rondon, greene, leclerc, steckenrider on BN (in case i lose rondon shortly)
    DL wacha/darvish/stripling

    sounds like puig is going DL yet again. drop for any of: souzamaphone, pearce, otani (batter only), king of the north (STL)

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: not anymore of course. who else here?

      • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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        @Grey: somebody just dropped joc for souza, so joc or pearce? both clearly do well, and i’m able to platoon them here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Joc

          • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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            @Grey: yeah, i had him before puig came back last time too.

            • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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              @A Wesley Snipes Life: shit, what about bader here (but i probably need HR more than steals with that lineup maybe)

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                If you need SBs

                • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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                  @Grey: yeah sounds like HR’s more than steals needed here, i’m
                  2nd in steals
                  9th in runs (joc leads off so helps this too)
                  2nd in hits
                  4th in HR’s
                  6th in RBI
                  3rd in total bases
                  tied for 7th in OBP
                  so clearly i’m getting fairly unlucky in runs as is.

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    Gotcha

  3. Jonas says:
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    Mrs. Garret RIP!

  4. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Grey! Please rank ROS top 3 among Villar, Bauers, Ahmed, J. Polanco, A. Diaz, Langoria and Braun. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Braun, Longo, Bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Diaz, Villar, Ahmed

  5. Tigres says:
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    Hey Grey! Looks like Stripling will be back soon, just in time for @ COL. We sit him there in 12 team league, yes? Also – could all my players kindly stop diving headfirst into the bases! I need you to keep all your fingers & wrists intact, just another few weeks.

  6. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey! Which 2 guys are you starting this week?

    Devers (activated Wednesday + will have 5 games against terrible TOR and BAL pitching)

    Muncy (6 games 4 lefties…4 games in Coors, but will he play enough?)

    Tim Anderson (yanks (Lynn cc severino) and cleveland (Bieber Bauer Carrasco)),

    Camargo (4 @ wash including Scherzer, 3 v MIL, gets three lefties)

    • Chucky says:
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      Slotted Camargo over Odor this upcoming week. No I’m not crazy, Odor faces 4 LHP. Let’s see how cute I am!

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Chucky: Whenever I try and be that cute with my lineups, the matchup thinking will pay off as expected, but then Odor will do something like have insane games against the RHPs and hit a homer in the 8th inning of the LHP games.

  7. Ante Galic says:
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    Grey!

    a. Drop Laureano for any of the following or hold? He’s a bench bat in 5×5 RCL. I like him a lot, PT is a given with Fowler going to AAA. He’s rated 94/100 for speed, 71/100 for runs on baseball cube. His secondary average this year at AAA was only .235 but he has had very high secondary averages all through out his minor league career.

    1. Milone at home versus ATL
    2. Glasnow at home versus BAL
    3. Bader
    4. Phillip Ervin
    5. Aledmys

    Maybe Frank or OakTown Steve have seen Laureano play first hand?

    b. Mark Twain quote of the day for August 6

    I rise to protest. I have kept still for years; but really I think there is no sufficient justification for this sort of thing. What do you want to celebrate those people for?—those ancestors of yours of 1620—the Mayflower tribe, I mean. What do you want to celebrate them for? Your pardon: the gentleman at my left assures me that you are not celebrating the Pilgrims themselves, but the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth rock on the 22d of December. So you are celebrating their landing. Why, the other pretext was thin enough, but this is thinner than ever; the other was tissue, tinfoil, fish-bladder, but this is gold-leaf. Celebrating their lauding! What was there remarkable about it, I would like to know? What can you be thinking of? Why, those Pilgrims had been at sea three or four months. It was the very middle of winter: it was as cold as death off Cape Cod there. Why shouldn’t they come ashore? If they hadn’t landed there would be some reason for celebrating the fact: It would have been a case of monumental leatherheadedness which the world would not willingly let die. If it had been you, gentlemen, you probably wouldn’t have landed, but you have no shadow of right to be celebrating, in your ancestors, gifts which they did not exercise, but only transmitted. Why, to be celebrating the mere landing of the Pilgrims—to be trying to make out that this most natural and simple and customary procedure was an extraordinary circumstance—a circumstance to be amazed at, and admired, aggrandized and glorified, at orgies like this for two hundred and sixty years—hang it, a horse would have known enough to land; a horse—Pardon again; the gentleman on my right assures me that it was not merely the landing of the Pilgrims that we are celebrating, but the Pilgrims themselves. So we have struck an inconsistency here—one says it was the landing, the other says it was the Pilgrims. It is an inconsistency characteristic of your intractable and disputatious tribe, for you never agree about anything but Boston. Well, then, what do you want to celebrate those Pilgrims for? They were a mighty hard lot—you know it. I grant you, without the slightest unwillingness, that they were a deal more gentle and merciful and just than were the people of Europe of that day; I grant you that they are better than their predecessors. But what of that?—that is nothing. People always progress. You are better than your fathers and grandfathers were (this is the first time I have ever aimed a measureless slander at the departed, for I consider such things improper). Yes, those among you who have not been in the penitentiary, if such there be, are better than your fathers and grandfathers were; but is that any sufficient reason for getting up annual dinners and celebrating you? No, by no means—by no means. Well, I repeat, those Pilgrims were a hard lot. They took good care of themselves, but they abolished everybody else’s ancestors. I am a border-ruffian from the State of Missouri. I am a Connecticut Yankee by adoption. In me, you have Missouri morals, Connecticut culture; this, gentlemen, is the combination which makes the perfect man. But where are my ancestors? Whom shall I celebrate? Where shall I find the raw material?

    My first American ancestor, gentlemen, was an Indian—an early Indian. Your ancestors skinned him alive, and I am an orphan. Not one drop of my blood flows in that Indian’s veins today. I stand here, lone and forlorn, without an ancestor. They skinned him! I do not object to that, if they needed his fur; but alive, gentlemen–alive! They skinned him alive—and before company! That is what rankles. Think how he must have felt; for he was a sensitive person and easily embarrassed. If he had been a bird, it would have been all right, and no violence done to his feelings, because he would have been considered “dressed.” But he was not a bird, gentlemen, he was a man, and probably one of the most undressed men that ever was. I ask you to put yourselves in his place. I ask it as a favor; I ask it as a tardy act of justice; I ask it in the interest of fidelity to the traditions of your ancestors; I ask it that the world may contemplate, with vision unobstructed by disguising swallow-tails and white cravats, the spectacle which the true New England Society ought to present. Cease to come to these annual orgies in this hollow modern mockery—the surplusage of raiment. Come in character; come in the summer grace, come in the unadorned simplicity, come in the free and joyous costume which your sainted ancestors provided for mine.

    Cheers,
    Ante

  8. joe says:
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    in a 12 team standard roto.
    which if my starters can i package with soto for baez to make it fair?
    nola/bauer (seems like over pay)
    buehler/Flaherty (reasonable)
    ray/heany/folty/jameson (underpay)
    i’m thinking flaherty

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @joe: I’m not considering moving Baez if I’m him without one of the top two pitchers.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @joe: Try Flaherty

  9. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    My 2nd Catcher in a 2-Catcher 14-team league is about as shaky as that Jenga house. I’ve been running Omar Narvaez out there (it’s an OBP league) and he’s been aaaaiiiight but not great.

    Weiters and Mesoraco are available and both homered yesterday.

    Others on the FA list are Avila, M.Perez, Flowers, K.Smith, Sucre, Plawecki, JR Murphy, Maldonado, Maile, Wynns, Joseph, and Mathis.

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @Kruk_Ain’t_An_Athlete: Frankencatcher. Whoever is in the lineup. If a weekly league go mesoraco.

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        @The Great Knoche: It’s an OBP league.I like Meso but Mesoraco’s OBP is terrible (.298) compared to Narvaez (.356) so he would have to be due for some great power numbers to make up for that fact.

  10. Mr. A Knife says:
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    20 team h2h redraft with QS and K/9. suarez has been bad for a bit now. have these:
    suarez/gomber/porcello/carrasco/gibson/weaver/borucki/duke newcomb
    DL ryu

    drop anybody for any of: bailey (he’s @ NYM today and IF he did well i’d be adding anyway, no matter SON’s immense hatred, likely, as he’s been running really well for a bit), hardy (very surprisingly decent both lately and overall), liriano. have 39 moves left on year, so i’m in good shape in moves per week remaining. obviously if we hear t.ross is in the STL rotation for sure gomber is dropped for one of these anyway.

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @Grey: yeah i know, it’s a h2h 20 teamer. that’s it. not everybody (in fact most have more BN bats than my 1) has 8 SP, (max 5 RP slots here unless a RP has SP elig) but i do, except right before trade deadline when i was holding 6 RP in case of closer loss.

        • A Wesley Snipes Life says:
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          @Mr. A Knife: it doesn’t seem like gomber is getting yo-yo’d for now, ross will be used in a way that he probably should be (bullpen, his BB rate during his entire career don’t really speak to a SP role, sort of like a glasnow with FAR more time allowed to improve that, which he never did. plus at this point he’s far past the upside of glasnow)

  11. Tinman95 says:
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    Drop 2

    Villar
    Cano
    Bauers
    Kole Calhoun
    Nick Williams
    Muncy
    Jo-Ma

  12. CaptainKnauer says:
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    ROS Ed-Rod or Heaney

    • The Great Knoche says:
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      @CaptainKnauer: Heaney, not close. cause he’s not on the DL for the next 3 weeks.

  13. Dave Funnell says:
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    Wish me luck. I went pure Hitter-nator rankings for pickups today. Went with Luplow and Osuna both @ Colorado today. They had projected rankings for today’s game in the 50’s and 30’s. Top 15 hitters for today.

  14. Dante says:
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    Happy civic holiday Grey.

    Are we starting these guys today?

    Musgrove @ Coors
    Dereck Rod v. Houston

    Thanks

    • bigbear says:
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      @Dante: As a Civic owner, thanks! And nope.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Dante: Agree with bear

      • Dante says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks both.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  15. YankeeMandible says:
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    Do you like Kahill rest of season over any of the following?

    Musgrove
    Heaney
    Jon Gray
    Gausman

  16. bigbear says:
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    What’s the deal with C-Mart and the Cards? Seems like they are in no-man’s land as far as a playoff push/injuries… Is C-Mart droppable for a streamer spot in a 12 team H2H?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @bigbear: Yeah, C-Mart’s droppable

  17. William says:
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    Wil Myers is making Josh Hamilton look durable.

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: Check his Nose.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Niese?

          • Ante Galic says:
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            @Grey: Grey!

            You have a niece? Didn’t know. Fabregas?

            Cheers,
            Ante

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I don’t actually, I have a small family

  18. Wally Pipp says:
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    Mallex smith- 5 for 8 over the weekend, with a steal on friday, saturday, and sunday, giving him 23 for the year and hitting .299 on the season and .390 over the last month. Set for everyday at bats with Pham out.

    Are steals no longer a category in fantasy baseball?

    Why is nobody excited about this guy? Are you deliberately leaving him out of your write up’s or do you think he’s not doing anything special? Hes hitting .583 so far in august with 5 steals and no love?

    • Cram It says:
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      @Wally Pipp: You’ve championed to have his name mentioned multiple times. Are you his agent?

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Cram It: how is his ownership in the 20% range? Just feel like everyone is sleeping on him. But also yes, i am his agent.

      • Wally Pipp says:
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        @Grey: no you didnt, i just checked razzball archives. The last time you gave mallex a mention was on august 30th.

  19. Josh says:
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    Team is struggling
    C chirinos
    1b Abreu
    2b Albies
    3b Moustakas
    Ss Tim Anderson
    If Sano
    Of benetendi, haniger, reddick, Ozuna
    Util Dahl, Cain
    Bench puig, Tim Beckham

    Added cats are 3b, net steals, total bases, ops

    Free agents out there Trumbo, Jose Martinez,Diaz, Braun, Wendle

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Josh: Diaz, Trumbo over your bench bats

  20. SkaggsSituation says:
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    Good Morning Grey!

    10 tm QS redraft that also tracks IP/Start
    Skaggs injury puts me in a bind- he could be back for the weekend and that was the word initially, but could also drop Belt and stream one of the following:
    G Marquez (PIT)
    L Weaver (@MIA) (@KC)
    Anibal (@WAS)
    Bieber (@CWS)
    Castillo (ARI)
    Buchholz (@CIN)

    Stream or roll the dice that Skaggs misses the minimum, and if stream who are your top 2?

    Thanks!

    • SkaggsSituation says:
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      @SkaggsSituation:
      Sorry- Accidental double post- more complete list of streamers below, but Weaver already got nabbed. Thanks!

  21. KarlJ says:
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    Trade etiquette question- I had sent an offer to another team with Springer/ Corbin going and I was receiving Stanton. I had sent this offer last weekend but the other owner sat on it for several days. He finally accepted the offer yesterday around 1:00 PM EST approx. 4 hours before Houston’s game and Springer’s injury. We have a 24 hour processing period on trades where other owners can vote to veto.
    One other league owner voted down the trade because he said ” I am vetoing because I don’t think he would have made that trade had he known Springer was going to be injured ( ya think?). When I made the offer no players were injured and when he accepted no players were injured so it was obviously made in good faith.
    I feel badly but there is no reason this trade shouldn’t go through, right? If Stanton had gotten hurt later that night I wouldn’t have expected other owners to veto. It’s crappy luck but I have been on the other side of this many times and haven’t said anything.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: Don’t understand why the trade shouldn’t go through

      • Rhys's Pieces says:
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        @Grey: This is in the category of “sh!* happens”, trade stands. Not even in question.

        Now had the offer been hanging out there, and he accepted directly after Springer got injured, then you might have a case of an unethical acceptance. Not the case here.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed

  22. Mike says:
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    Who are you speculating on more in the Saves chase?
    Ottavio or Hand?

  23. SkaggsSituation says:
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    Good morning Grey!

    10 tm redraft, QS and IP/start 6×6 h2h

    Skaggs injury has put me in a spot. Talk is he could be back by the weekend but if any setback, weekly lineup locks will screw me. Roll the dice with Skaggs or stream the following (top 2?):
    Marquez (PIT)
    Castillo (ARI)
    Buchholz (@CIN)
    Luke Weaver (@MIA), (@KC)
    Bieber (@CWS)
    Cahill (@LAA)
    Anibal (@WAS)

    Thanks!

  24. William says:
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    Trade I am working on and would love your expert thoughts…

    My: Ozuna, Tyler O’Neal, MadBum

    for His:
    Mazara, Comforto, Sano, L. Castillo

    This is a keeper league. I am currently in first, he is in 8th.
    Trying to upgrade for playoff run but also unload Madbum and get better with OF for next year as well.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @William: Works for me for next year, prolly push for this year too

  25. Chris says:
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    Would you rather own Yelich or Correa in a keeper league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Chris: Tho, getting harder to justify Correa

  26. Crime Dog says:
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    On the same day I won the regular season and locked up a bye on Sunday I lose springer and Puig. What gives.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Crime Dog: Universe is challenging you

  27. KarlJ says:
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    Trade etiquette question- I had sent an offer to another team with Springer/ Corbin going and I was receiving Stanton. I had sent this offer last weekend but the other owner sat on it for several days. He finally accepted the offer yesterday around 1:00 PM EST approx. 4 hours before Houston’s game and Springer’s injury. We have a 24 hour processing period on trades where other owners can vote to veto.
    One other league owner voted down the trade because he said ” I am vetoing because I don’t think he would have made that trade had he known Springer was going to be injured ( ya think?). When I made the offer no players were injured and when he accepted no players were injured so it was obviously made in good faith.
    I feel badly but there is no reason this trade shouldn’t go through, right? If Stanton had gotten hurt later that night I wouldn’t have expected other owners to veto. It’s crappy luck but I have been on the other side of this many times and haven’t said anything.

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: Answer above

      • KarlJ says:
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        @Grey:
        Thanks- sorry for the duplicate posts. Website was a little wonky for me this morning

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sorry

  28. Fish says:
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    At this point, late in the season, what do you do with players like Puig and Jose Martinez?

    One is suffering a recurring injury… no idea how long he’ll be gone (yet) but the question will still linger how it’ll impact his production ROS if/when he comes back. The other is may (or may not) be caught in a playing time quagmire. When he plays, he’s great. When he doesn’t, he’s a anchor on the roster.

    Is it time to permanently move on from one or both of these guys?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Fish: They are droppable

  29. sk says:
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    Happy Monday, Grey. ROS – drop C.Allen for Romo (as a plus, he has SP eligibility)?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sk: Sure

      • sk says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. As a follow-up, here are a few others available. Any preference over Romo?

        F.Rodney, S.Greene, J.LeClerc, K.Herrera.

        Thanks, again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Leclerc

  30. kwadjo says:
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    In my weekly NL-only league do I sit or start Archer (next start is in Col)? My pitching poor team was happy to get him, now I wonder if I should have picked up Homer Bailey instead (eww).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @kwadjo: In NL-Only leagues, I start guys in Coors, and pray

  31. Murph says:
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    Grey
    Want to give credit to your advice – pushed me off the fence and got me to trade Puig for Will Smith just before the Saturday deadline – and one day before he hurt himself again.
    Now in second place and rising…

    1) Fifth OF – who do you like? Trumbo, Reddick, Souza, Pearce, Gordon…

    2) Suddenly jammed with MI – have Schoop, Villar, Cano – worth it to burn a waiver claim to try to grab Kinsler? Who would you cut? or would you stand pat?

    3) Saw you recommended dumping Roark – cut him for Buehler (@ Col next Sat), Cahill (@ LAA Sat), or Vinnie V (@ Arizona Wed)?

    Thanks my friend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: Nice! 1. Trumbo 2. Forget Kinsler 3. Those are not good matchups themselves

  32. B says:
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    Trying to find a bat to spark my lineup a bit, I could move Brantley and a couple teams have guys like Sano, Eduardo Escobar, and maikel Franco. Would any of these guys be worth sending an offer and taking a flier on? Brantley is my bench or UTIL bat right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @B: Could try Eduardo or Maikel if you wanna take a gamble

      • B says:
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        @Grey: the Eduardo owner lovessssss Brantley so I could definitely get him, wouldn’t mind taking a chance on Franco though, mainly looking for some power with decent avg and rbi

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d try either, Brantly is likely better than Eduardo and Maikel tho

  33. Chris says:
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    Thanks Grey!

    Who you starting Goodrum or Gyorko? I know lesser of two evils! :(

  34. KarlJ says:
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    Trade etiquette question- I had sent an offer to another team with Springer/ Corbin going and I was receiving Stanton. I had sent this offer last weekend but the other owner sat on it for several days. He finally accepted the offer yesterday around 1:00 PM EST approx. 4 hours before Houston’s game and Springer’s injury. We have a 24 hour processing period on trades where other owners can vote to veto.
    One other league owner voted down the trade because he said ” I am vetoing because I don’t think he would have made that trade had he known Springer was going to be injured ( ya think?). When I made the offer no players were injured and when he accepted no players were injured so it was obviously made in good faith.
    I feel badly but there is no reason this trade shouldn’t go through, right? If Stanton had gotten hurt later that night I wouldn’t have expected other owners to veto. It’s crappy luck but I have been on the other side of this many times and haven’t said anything.

    Thouguys?

    • KarlJ says:
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      @KarlJ:
      *Thoughts

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @KarlJ:
      I| think the trade is fine and should go through..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @KarlJ: I answered above

  35. Shitwolf says:
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    since miller came off the do I have to drop a pitcher… the 2 that have least impressed me lately are Maeda and castillo… who’s the drop?

  36. Steve Jaguar says:
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    Trade I am working on and would love your expert thoughts…

    My: Ozuna, Tyler O’Neal, MadBum

    for His:
    Mazara, Comforto, Sano, L. Castillo

    This is a keeper league. I am currently in first, he is in 8th.
    Trying to upgrade for playoff run but also unload Madbum and get better with OF for next year as well.

    Thoughts?

  37. Joe Beisbol says:
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    In light of his recent struggles, and Greinke’s continued success, do you still rank the following pitchers in this order – Severino, Bauer, Greinke – ROS, or would you order them differently? Another team has all three and I’m thinking of making a play for one of them by trading him Rendon.

  38. Righty says:
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    Replacing Puig and adding a bench bat. Pick top 2 ROS.

    Aledmys, Souza, Kepler, Conforto, Mallex, Braun, Gardner, O’Neill, N Williams

    Also, have TAnderson in UTIL spot, don’t need him as a SS. OPS league, so he hurts a bit there. Replace with Mallex or someone else in above list?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Righty: Braun, Gardner — depends on needs — Anderson to Mallex does not help with OPS — Diaz could help

  39. Tony C says:
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    Good morning Grey! Please rank too 3 for ROS: Bauers, Villar, Ahmed, Cron, T.Anderson, A. Diaz, J. Polanco, Longoria, Braun and Sano. Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Tony C: Are these really ROS? Braun, Longo, Anderson

      • Tony C says:
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        Are you insinuating none of Braun, Longo and Anderson will be healthy for the ROS or are you surprised they’re available in a 12 team league?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m saying I trust them more long term, if this is only really for this week, I’d choose differently

          • Tony C says:
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            Ok I get it now. I usually add for ROS but since the regular season for fantasy purposes ends by end of August in my league and I’m in a dogfight with 2 other teams for first place then the near future is more relevant. Since I usually stream a hitter and pitcher each week my question is probably more short term than ROS. Thanks.

  40. peacecoast says:
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    “DeShields bumped his head on his extremely low ceiling.” – GOLD

    as good as last year’s Billy H : “sprained his thumb hitching a ride to first base”

    start GIbson at CLE tonight? Derek Rod at home versus hobbled HOU?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @peacecoast: Hehe… I wouldn’t start Gibson there, D-Rod at home isn’t great either, prolly better than Gibson

  41. sportivetricks says:
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    Hey to the Hey, Grey,

    You think Cahill should be owned? The SoN and I aren’t wild about his next start (@LAA $4.6), but so long as his mangina isn’t torn, I’m hesitant to drop him and keep streaming from the spot.

    Lurrrrrrrveyas!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @sportivetricks: Streamer for me, I wouldn’t start him in games that SON didn’t like him

      Lurves!

  42. kingslayer says:
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    Decided to check the Razzball Streamonator out but it doesn’t appear to do anything. Like ‘ts a blank page telling me I can sort things that aren’t there. Am I doing something wrong?

    It’s not Flash permission or Ad Blocking or anything like that.

      • kingslayer says:
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        @Grey: Did the free trial, yes

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You did a free trial and it has not expired and you see nothing? I see it right now, what are you using?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Meaning what browser

            • kingslayer says:
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              @Grey: Yes, I just actived that trial today, and I am using Chrome.

              Just tried internet explorer and it’s the same thing.

              Very weird that you can see it, I was expecting it to be down.

              I am an I.T. professional for a living so usually Im pretty good at troubleshooting my way out of things like this…

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Rudy said you used your free trial in April, that’s why it’s not working

                • kingslayer says:
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                  @Grey: Weird cause I [email protected]Grey:

                  Weird, no recollection of doing that and it said I just activated it when I tried this morning. But thanks for looking into it!

                  • Grey

                    Grey says:
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                    No problem, that’s what I said to Rudy, figured you didn’t remember

  43. Kyler Shaw says:
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    Pitching cats include ERA, WHIP, QS, K/9, Sv+hlds

    Starters:
    Bauer
    Nola
    Corbin,
    Snell*
    Archer
    Rodon

    Relievers:
    Hader
    Yates
    Seranthony dominguez
    Andrew Miller*
    Cishek
    Rondon
    Edgar Santana
    Ken Giles

    I need to activate Snell and Miller from the DL, who would your two drops be?

    My lineup is only 3 bench bats deep so the drops need to both come from pitching. Thanks as always homie!

    • Malicious Phenoms says:
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      @Kyler Shaw:
      drop Cishek and Santana

  44. Jason says:
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    I need some advice. I’m in a 10 team mixed Yahoo redraft league and have been plagued with injuries. I’m first place in my division with a 4 game lead so I should have no problems getting into the playoffs. However, I need to make sure I still have a good rotation and lineup when I get there.

    I currently have Altuve, McCullers, and Morrow in DL spots. I had to drop Carlos Martinez and have two DL players (Stripling & Ryu) on the bench.

    Q #1: I’m concerned about Muncy’s playing time and also that he has been slumping. Is it time to jettison him, or at least bench him and pick up someone else? Lowrie, Villar, Profar, and Marte are available. If so, who to pick up and who to drop?

    Q#2: What do you think of my starting pitching? Is McCullers a drop yet? Cahill, McHugh (in case he takes McCullers spot?), Pivetta, and Fiers are available. Should I consider making a move here? If so, who to drop?

    Here is my current lineup:
    C: J.T. Realmuto (C, 1B)
    1B: Freddie Freeman (1B, 3B)
    2B: Max Muncy (1B, 2B, 3B, OF)
    3B: Anthony Rendon (3B)
    SS: Manny Machado (3B, SS)
    OF: Starling Marte (OF)
    OF: Odubel Hererra (OF)
    OF: Juan Soto (OF)
    UTIL: Ian Desmon (1B, OF)
    Bench: Mitch haniger
    DL #1: Jose Altuve

    SP: Walker Buehler, Jack Flaherty, James Paxon, Andrew Heaney, Carlos Carrasco, Sean Manaea.
    RP (only have 3 spots): Shane Greene, Yates, Strop, Leclerc
    BENCH: Hyun-Jin Ryu (DL), Ross Stripling (DL)
    DL: Lance McCullers Jr, Brandon Morrow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jason: 1. Bench, Villar 2. I dropped McCullers — I’d try McHugh for now as long as you don’t have limited waiver wire moves

      • Jason says:
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        @Grey:
        1. Who should I drop to pick up Villar?
        2. I’ll add McHugh. I have unlimited waiver wire moves. Thanks.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Jason: 1. Meh, don’t really see anyone to drop, figured you had an open spot

  45. chrisL says:
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    Grey,
    5×5 with OBP and no picks lost for keepers, keep 4:
    A. Nola
    J Aguilar
    Benintendi
    Bellinger
    Rendon
    Bregman

    Thank you

    Also, for relief pitchers in a saves + holds league, which 4 do you like the R.O.S:
    Herrera
    Trivino
    Familia
    McHugh
    Leclerc
    Peacock
    Shane Green
    C Ferguson

    Thank you 2x

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @chrisL: Benintendi
      Bellinger
      Rendon
      Bregman

      Herrera
      Trivino
      Leclerc
      McHugh

  46. LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood says:
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    Hello all

    I’m in a H2H points league i have Ramos on the DL and Gomes day to day with a possible DL ….would you wait and see on Gomes or pick a catcher off the scrap heap not much out there

    Lucroy, Zunin,m Arcia, Russel Martin are availabl

  47. wudaben says:
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    Playoff time and need help choosing a 4th SP in my H2H Points league. The matchup runs for two weeks and we cannot change out the pitcher. My options:

    Rich Hill @OAK(Manaea) @COL(TBA) @SEA(Felix)
    Bumgarner HOU(Keuchel) @LAD(Kershaw) @CIN(Bailey)
    Taillon @COL(TBA) @SF(Rodriguez) CHC(Hamels)
    Jon Gray LAD(Maeda) @ATL(Teheran)
    Velasquez @ARI(Corbin) BOS(Eovaldi)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @wudaben: Think I’d play it safe with Bum, least upside, but also least downside

  48. nationst21 says:
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    Peraza or Villar at 2B?

  49. Malicious Phenoms says:
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    10 one run games yesterday, new MLB record for one day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, that’s random

  50. gapboy says:
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    Hi Grey!
    H2H points league:
    1. Drop Luke Weaver for Taillon, Hamels, Godley, or Flaherty or hold? (rest of Season?)

    2) Realmumota or Yadier Molina (rest of season?)

    3) Odor or Daniel Murphy?

    Appreciate any feedback.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @gapboy: Hamels 2. Realmuto 3. Odor

  51. Shopgurrrl says:
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    (12 teams, 6×6 WHIP/QS, Head-to-Head)

    My cup runneth over with pitchers. I’m currently running without a bench bat. Cano is a free agent and I figured he’d be a strong addition heading into the playoffs.

    Gotta lose one starter to pick him up. Who can I drop?

    Bauer
    Pivetta
    Mikolas
    R. Ray
    Snell
    Buehler
    J. Flaherty
    Derek Rodriguez
    Wheeler
    (I’ll also eventually get C-Mart back from the DL. lowercase yay.)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      D-Rod prolly, but I’d look at The last four guys’ upcoming matchups

  52. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Do you think the Cards put Hicks in as their closer come September? Hard to see them getting to the playoffs and hoping they dump Norris along the way toI clear a path for his development. I would have to jettison DeJong or Villar to get him. I have Bregman, Cano and those two at MI. I play Dee in OF but can slide him in at 2B when needed.

  53. Murph says:
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    Grey
    1) Can I cut Doolittle and pick up Kinsler for my DL slot? (Schoop is stinking in my MI slot)
    2) Meantime, would you cut Schoop for Ahmed, Camargo, Gyorko?
    3) In a QS league, cut Quintana for Cahill, Roark, Buehler or Gray?
    Thanks buddy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Murph: 1. Kinsler’s better than Schoop? 2. No 3. Gray

  54. Eric says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You starting Dereck Rodriguez at home vs Houston today? H2H with QS.

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Eric: Doesn’t sound great

    • LenFuego says:
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      @Eric: Won’t Houston be missing Altuve, Springer and Correa? They have scored 3 or less runs in 7 of their last 10 games. I would not run scared against the Astros right now.

      • Fogimon says:
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        @LenFuego: Yep, Giants are the play tonight if you want to wager some $$$

  55. Jon says:
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    Brandon Crawford and Paul DeJong aren’t really doing much for me lately. Drop either/both for Aledmys Diaz, Ketel Marte, Ahmed, Wendle, or Zobrist? Trying to win ROS, 5×5 keep forever league.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Jon: Diaz and Ahmed

  56. Gotime says:
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    Happy Monday! ha who am I kidding I have Trout and Springer…If Springer is DL, who would you play in a H2H weekly categories..
    Semien 2 vs LAD 3 @ LAA
    Happ 3 @ KC 3 vs Was

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Semien

      • Gotime says:
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        @Grey: Springer DL happened, so now onto Trout.. in the same weekly league I’m thinking of keeping Trout in the OF slot.. I mean no games or 1 or 2 from Trout is as equal as Ian Happ for the week amiright?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, play Trout if he’s playing

          • Gotime says:
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            @Grey: Trout out again still no DL, weekly lock soon just keep him in or bench for Happ?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I think you have to go Happ

              • Gotime says:
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                @Grey: Ugh, a gut punch but I hear ya.. thanks Grey, you’re part of what makes the flux capacitor going!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Haha, No problem

  57. wudaben says:
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    Looks like I need to replace Puig on my playoff roster and we have extremely limited transactions. Who would you rather have Nimmo, Kepler, Pederson or Bauers?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  58. Molina Bros BBQ says:
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    1. Any inkling on when Kopech is called up? I could use a starting pitcher who could get me Ks and there’s not a lot out there but I can’t really waste a roster spot on stashing him. The way he’s pitching, he’s an immediate add when he’s called up.

    2. You think there’s a chance Hector Rondon keeps the closer job with Houston fearing more bad PR if Osuna closes? Rondon was dropped in my league and I picked him up for nothing to see what happens.

    3. If healthy, what do you think Tyler O’Neil could do ROS?

    I’m making a push for 1st… 5 points out and it’s the closest I’ve been all year! Thanks Grey!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      @Molina Bros BBQ: 1. Be surprised if he does anything this year 2. Nah 3. 8-10 HRs, .250

  59. Abdullah could razor blade his forehead with the best of them. He was under some voodoo spell or something. & so damn fat. & completely out of control. Kind of you to keep that visual alive, Grey. In a redraft, would you recommend picking up shinny new toys like Jimenez (latest says, any day…) or O’Neill for the stretch run, & replace whipping boy Heally, slowed down Haniger, or re energized Sano (who actually looked like The Butcher in March)? Thanks & great Monday write up!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, no problem!

      I’d try O’Neill over Healy

  60. Cable says:
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    H/H points ….ROS……Need 3…..Gausman..Cahill..Ryu…Weaver

  61. Padre says:
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    Grey, desperately need pitching
    Got

    Bauer, Ray, Archer, C-Mart, Weaver, Wacha

    And offence consists of Zunino, Freeman, Rizzo, Rendon, Moustakas, Bregman, Trout, Polanco, Dee G, Hosmer, and some bench bats

    Which deal is better for me?
    Trout for Scherzer
    Trout & Archer for Marte & Syndergaard
    Or Trout for Mad Bum & Kluber??

    Thanks again

    • Padre says:
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      @Padre:

      6×6 H2H redraft btw

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Scherzer

  62. Murph says:
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    One more question
    You said I could cut Quintana for Gray in a QS league… I also have Robbie Ray. Would you rather cut Quintana or Ray?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both? I’d cut Quintana 1st

  63. lwomack58 says:
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    Kemp’s and Castellanos’s slumps are dragging down a couple of my teams. Do you see either of them turing their slumps around or time to cut bait for such bats as Trumbo, Sano, O’Neill, Braun, Heyward or Longoria?

    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d cut Castellanos for Braun or Trumbo

  64. The Shoe says:
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    Morning, Grey. Sweet write-up as always!

    A. I just dropped Chapman for Odor, but with Chapman hitting well, I’m wondering if I should get back in on him. Am I crazy to consider dropping Cain for Chapman? Who would you rather have come September for fantasy playoffs? Cain has been pretty underwhelming over the last month or two. Alternatively, I guess I could try to explore trade opportunities for Cain.

    B. Which two would you start out of the following:
    Stripling @Col
    Gibson @Cle
    Gray vs LAD
    Buchholz @Cin

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A. Yes, bit crazy B. Gray, Buchholz, none are good

      • The Shoe says:
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        @Grey: I could try to snag Cahill @LAA and/or Musgrove @SF – I would be most likely dropping Buchholz and a RP. That sound better?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Musgrove at SF sounds good to me

  65. Stewie says:
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    MLB Survivor Advice? Down to the final few teams – started with 100+. My options are slim…

    Can only use each team once and have to win at least 50% of games during the week to advance (if playing 7 games, must go 4-3). Unfortunately, I think the below are my best options. Think I’m leaning SF (yikes) with 6 at home and catching a banged up Houston team…what say you?

    TB (6 games) – 3 vs BAL, 3 @ TOR – Glasnow goes 2x
    SEA (7 games) – 4 @ TEX, 3 @ HOU – LeBlanc & Felix go 2x
    LAA (6 games) – 3 vs DET, 3 vs OAK – Tropeano goes 2x
    SF (6 games) – 2 vs HOU, 4 vs PIT – D-Rod goes 2x
    CIN (6 games) – 3 @NYM (face deGrom & Thor), 3 vs AZ – Bailey goes 2x
    COL (7 games) – 3 vs PIT, 4 vs LAD – Freeland & Sentazela go 2x

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I won’t stand in your way, I’d prolly go COL

  66. Jacks says:
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    Guru hat on if McCullers is out long term term who’s next up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope McHugh

  67. Cable says:
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    Guru hat on……who’s next man up with McCullers on the mend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hope McHugh

  68. Bk says:
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    Looking to scoop Longoria in a few leagues while he’s hot.

    One league I don’t really wanna drop any of my hitters (Pederson, Pearce maybe but I love playing matchups)

    I can drop a starter but starters are really shallow. My worst are
    Bieber
    Cahill
    Pivetta
    Gausman

    Bieber kinda stinks but his next start @CHW is decent. I’m kinda going start to start. Let me know. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cahill

  69. CaptainKnauer says:
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    Which 2 ROS

    Gausman
    Heaney
    Roark
    Wheeler

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gausman
      Heaney

  70. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Any take on Houston rolling out Forrest Whitley this week? His first name alone should have you hoping for a good performance. Puns and allusions for days. I’m paying close attention to that game for sure.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haven’t heard that

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Maybe tho

  71. Jack says:
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    Please rank Trumbo, Braun, Conforto, K. Calhoun, and Tyler O’Neill. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kole, Braun, Trumbo

  72. The Skrimmer says:
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    Start Folty @ WAS or Eovaldi @BAL this week?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Eovaldi

  73. Cram It says:
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    Hey, remember last week when I said I was in 3rd and 8.5 points out of first? No? Cool. Well, I had a YUGE week on both sides of the ball and I’m now 1 single, solitary point out of first. It’s a 3 way race down the stretch, with Rudy just 3 points out. Good times!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sadly, our league got real close to with my lead down to like 3 points

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Excuse me, 2 points

    • fun race for sure. hopefully we’ve got enough healthy bodies come september!

  74. The Great Knoche says:
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    Reached the point in NFBC I have just enough starters to fill out roster. Check out the DL/Minors/now in bullpen list

    Bettis
    Gohara
    Blach
    Stratton
    Hammel
    Davies
    Perdomo
    Ed Rod
    Richards
    Skaggs
    Erasmo

    Hanging around but need Skaggs and Ed Rod back healthy.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s why you draft depth!

      • The Great Knoche says:
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        @Grey: 18 starters and needed every single one. I think Erasmo is only one who hasn’t seen the lineup.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’m about to start Tyson Ross, and I don’t even know if or when he’s starting

  75. Cram It says:
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    @Grey: You didn’t think you’d run away with it, did you? I don’t think I’ve seen anyway do that, at least in the leagues I’ve done.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah, but I lost ten points this weekend, so I had a particularly bad time recently

      • Cram It says:
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        @Grey: Oh damn, that is a lot in one weekend.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, especially in this league… Think it was lack of offense vs. a collapse of SPs too

  76. Yancy_Carlos says:
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    ROS Jo-Ma or Bauers

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers

  77. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    In a league where I need everything but steals for two utility slots which two are you liking ROS:

    Ryan Zimmerman
    Trumbo
    Braun
    Aledmys Diaz
    Nick Ahmed
    Reddick
    Grichuk
    Bour

    Tim Anderson is in waivers too, should I burn my #2 waiver spot to add him? I have Boegarts at SS, Dozier at 2B, Dan Murphy at MI, and Chris Taylor available to fill off day slots.

    Thanks as always my dude!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun, Trumbo

  78. Prince Paul says:
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    I need to drop a bat to stream a pitcher… Leonys, Bauers, Calhoun (LAA) or Parra?

    • Prince Paul says:
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      @Prince Paul: I’m glad I was patient with the entire Taylor and Muncy situation…I knew an injury was inevitable.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        True

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Muncy now batting 8th wouldn’t be great tho

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Leonys

  79. slimbo says:
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    safe to to cut Willie Calhoun in a dynasty? need to activate syndergaard

    trying to win this year currently in 1st, also could cut Asdrúbal Cabrera or Tim Anderson

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, if that’s your only option

  80. Wan says:
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    Grey,
    Trade Gattis for Escobar (Arizona)? I still have Molina to play C.
    Also, this is a yahoo league.
    My 2nd baseman is D.gordon (2nd/OF) and Moncada.
    Thoughts? I see Escobar as an asdrubal Cabrera type player.. same position very similar numbers
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  81. MB says:
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    Drop DeJong for Aldemys?
    Drop Kemp for Mallex or Trumbo?

    or hold.
    thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes and Trumbo, but depends on needs

  82. Norm Ginsberg says:
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    ROS: 3B – Drop Moustakis for Chapman? CSS – drop Chris Taylor for Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah… Okay

      • Norm Ginsberg says:
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        @Grey: I’m surprised; I expected the opposite responses.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You wanna drop Moose?

          • norm Ginsberg says:
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            @Grey: Yes, I should do better than 4 HR/10 RBI (and 203 BA) for past 30 days.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              How many of those past 30 days were on the Royals?

              • norm ginsberg says:
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                @Grey: 9 games (1 HR; 3 RBI; and 242 BA). Admittedly small sample size but Meh.

  83. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good morning, Grey!

    Please pick 2 of Souza, Aledmys, Ohtani, Pearce or Mallex as a short-term bench bat? Need average and/or power equally. Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Souza, Diaz — morning!

      • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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        @Grey: PS: Tyler O’Neill on DL now, can’t stash both him and Cano. Which should I drop? Thanks again!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Lose O’Neill

          • GrassyKnollRedding says:
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            @Grey: Cool, thanks. One last one: Keep Eloy stashed in redraft or dump him?

            PS: When I read the following update on Tyler, I kept hearing Eddie Murphy in my head going, “You could just graze nuts…”

            ((O’Neill’s groin injury is reportedly not a baseball injury and not a muscular injury, but instead a condition of a “sensitive nature.” The outfielder underwent treatment Monday and is not expected to be out long.))

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha… I’d like to stash Eloy, but I can’t see finding room

  84. herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. need to start two of the following this week. who do you like?

    bauers – 3 vs bal, 3 @ tor
    calhoun – 3 vs det, 3 vs oak
    tim anderson – 3 vs nyy, 3 vs cle

    thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bauers, Kole

  85. someone pissed in my alphabet soup says:
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    buying Schoop ROS ops league? worried about at bats?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d buy him

  86. Toph says:
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    Happiest of Mondays to you Grey,

    Just sold Archer for Khris Davis in a dynasty league. Seems pretty fair and with how Davis is mashing right now. You like this trade long term?

    Thanks for your imput and have a great rest of the day!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Aw, thanks, Toph! I prefer Davis

  87. steve stevenson says:
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    Need an OF, probably for just this week: Pearce, Bader, Reddick, Grichuk or Palka? ‘Tron says Pearce but it’d require Cora to continue playing him over Moreland against righties.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Pearce

  88. Keith says:
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    H2H redraft league. My pitching isn’t great. QS instead of wins. Would you give Bregman to get Snell and Andujar? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if I wanted pitching

      • Keith says:
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        @Grey: maybe I said it wrong, but I would be getting the Snell side. Or did you mean the Snell side isn’t worth Bregman?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Snell is not worth it, he’s on an innings limit

  89. Mex says:
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    Profar or Cron?

    I would think this is pretty much what Cron is gonna be(28Hr, 80 Rbi, 80 R, .250 ish avg). Which I like.

    Does Profar take the next step and turn into a 20/20 guy that many expected of him back when he was a top prospect before the injures and such.

    What say you, who would you rather have in 2019?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar interests me more for ’19

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey: Thanks. yeah, that’s how i was leaning also. I find his upside intriguing.

        • mex says:
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          @Mex: just one more quickie, (If you have to wait a little while I understand, that’s me quoting my wife)

          For next year: Cron or Yonder?

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Haha… Yonder

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  90. MediOAKer Matt says:
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    grey, who’s the drop to stream Wheeler this week?

    C – none
    1b – Desmond
    2b – Odor
    3b – Franco
    Ss – Segura
    Of – Trout, Giancarlo, Ozuna
    Util – Acuna, C. Taylor
    Bn – Hosmer
    DL – Ramos
    Sp – Ray, Archer, Taillon, VV, Pivetta, Peralta, Rodon, Eovaldi
    Ro – Rodney, Norris, Osuna, Seranthony

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Pivetta or Peralta, depends who they’re going to face

      • MediOAKer Matt says:
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        @Grey: thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  91. James Bolger says:
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    If Forest Whitley was activated for a start this week, would you jump on him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe in a very deep league

  92. Nightpandas says:
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    Worth taking a look gamble on Bryant in redraft? Need hr and rbi in a 15 teamer

    I give up Greinke and Haniger for Bryant, Colome and M Franco

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You are giving up too much

  93. Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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    Afternoon Grey! In a 12T H2H mixed Non-keeper, how do you value Vlad Jr rest of the way? Unsurprisingly guys in the league dont want to pay much for a gamble so the best I can probably do is get a low end arm that I hope keeps pitching well (i.e. Trevor Williams) – is a small return like this worth it or better to just hold a few weeks and see if lightning strikes?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Value? Was he called up?

      • Ted Williams' Frozen Head says:
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        @Grey: Nope – so basically no value from that answer haha

        Thoughts on Villar vs. Souza in a vacuum rest of the way? May just drop em for one of the two

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Prefer Villar

  94. Tom says:
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    dynasty league 5×5

    My Severino for Yelich

    My pitching is is solid should I count with Berrios?

    I need hitting

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yelich side

  95. NH says:
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    Hi Grey,

    I am trying to get a top 15 pitcher added to my rotation.
    Which position player and which pitcher would you package together to try to accomplish this goal?

    S. Marte, O. Herrera, Votto
    Severino, Morton, Kershaw, Sale, DeGrom, Bauer, Happ, Kimbrel, Corbin,

    I just use Lynn as a steamer and do you think I should drop C-Mart?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of your pitchers are top 20 SPs

    • johnnyhobbes says:
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      @NH: what do your hitters look like?

  96. C says:
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    Yo Grey – great stuff per usual.

    At the start of the season in my 6×6 12-team roto league, I flipped T. Bauer and A. Miller for C. Sale and E. Hosmer. Obviously Hosmer hasn’t been much of a factor, but after my bats starting really hot after the break I’ve surged into first place and decided to try to keep some of those points by flipping Sale for Arenado.

    I know it depends a lot on needs, but how’d I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me

  97. thejacks says:
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    Hittertron has Dahl at $15 for the week. Rox at home for 7 game slate and only one lefty. Think he’s worth a pickup? And would likely sit Choo for him this week (Choo has 4 leftys).

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t pick up Dahl until I saw him in the lineup and doing something…

  98. johnnyhobbes says:
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    Scenario for you…. You have on roster Cahill and Roark. Starting Cahill this week against LAA because you dont like Roark at CHC. Tropeano is FA and you are thinking more and more about running him out there. Do you a. drop cahill, or B Drop Roark or C Drop bench bat K Calhoun. If B- do you think there is not too much risk in Roark being picked up? same for C?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Drop Roark

  99. Chris says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Trying to get my team better with the trade deadline.

    would you trade in a package for:

    Get: Votto, Kimbrel, Meada, rd. 14 and rd 15
    Give: Rd 4 and rd 7, Glasnow, Justin Turner and Bud Norris

    League h2h, mix, 12 teams with OBP:

    C Hedged
    1b Edwin
    2b Murphy
    3b Arenado
    SS Story
    OF (3) Odubel Herrera, Rosario, Acuña, Marte
    UTL/Bn – Marte/Justin Turner

    SP -Robbie Ray, Jon Gray, Mikolas, Tyson Ross, Musgrove, Tropeano, Glasnow, Holland
    DL – Strasburg, Fulmer, Wacha
    RP – Felipe Vasquez, Bud Norris (only saves)

    Thanks for the comments!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Works for me if it puts you over the top

      • chris says:
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        @Grey:
        HI Grey,

        Instead of Votto, Kimbrel, Meada, as above comments, would you prefer the below with same price:

        Get: Abreu, Edwin Diaz and Godley, rd. 14 and rd 15
        Give: Rd 4 and rd 7, Glasnow, Justin Turner and Bud Norris

        Which player’s group?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds marginally better

  100. johnnyhobbes says:
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    one more q for the master. Kole Calhoun on my bench – Would you give him a shot over any of these bats this week: Rhysus, Giancarlo, Eddie Rosario, Au Shizz, AJ Pollock, Ian Desmond ( all at Coors!!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  101. Negatto says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Need to drop 1 of the following. Who gets the axe?

    Muncy, Piscotty, Souza, A Garcia, or Jose Martinez

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ma

  102. peacecoast says:
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    not a bad time to stash cano huh?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No better time than the present!

  103. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: in a weekly league would you stream Gibson (@cle and @det) or VV (@ari). I know neither are great options….

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      VV

  104. Bk says:
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    Kinda following up on a question from some days ago-

    I have a monster lead in steals (133, others in 80s/90s)

    This is due to Turner, JRam, Tim Anderson, Cain

    NOBODY wants Tim, I’m not trading JRam, and Cain helps a lot in Average and runs…

    SO; I need to get an ace because my biggest issues really are Wins and Ks (per 9 that is, 1600 cap). The only real ace I could probably get straight up is Kershaw. Others are either owned by top guys or owners won’t budge. Is Kershaw for Turner sketchy?

    I feel like it’s the best pitcher I could get, and the most quality pitcher is the move considering the innings cap.

    Maybe I should hold and look for a package? Not sure. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine

  105. Fogimon says:
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    Don’t know what the F to do with Aguilar at this point. I want to plug and play for the week, but he might only get 3 games.
    Meanwhile, I don’t want to miss out on hot stretches of Conforto, Polanco, or Calhoun.

    Have to bench Aguilar and it hurts so much.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, it sucks, you don’t have an extra spot to play with?

      • Fogimon says:
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        @Grey: at 1B I have Rizzo. at CI I have E5. at UT I have Polanco.

        My OF is Pollock, CainSugar, Conforto, Calhoun, & Rhysus.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t sound like you have an extra spot

          • Fogimon says:
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            @Grey: I could justify benching Conforto, but the Mess actually have good matchups this week so I expect him to hit. And actually play in all their games too, go figure.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, prolly a toss up with them

  106. Robert says:
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    Do you think Eloy Jimenez is going to get called up, as is being reported and will he be better than Tucker was?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d guess in Sept

  107. CrazyJ says:
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    Freddie Zzzzzman

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

  108. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    I really do not understand The Cards. Jo Ma can’t play 1B but can play RF? I dropped him after weeks of patiently waiting for him to be traded. Picked up O’Neill dropping him after Fowler injury. Felt proud of myself. now Jo Ma was picked up by another team and O’Neill to the DL. I also own DeJong which has been a challenge.

    I am in first by 26 games just positioning for Sept 10th playoff week.

    1. I could park O’Neill with my others guys who don’t play….Cano, Ryu, Mazara, Trout, Dee pointing to him being helpful next month or I could drop him for Williams, Trumbo, Souza or Bader. Or go pitching with Hicks (Saves and hold league) , Viz, Edwards or Swarzak.

    2. Is DeJong droppable as well for any of those above? Guess I could drop both O’Neill and DeJong? Weird scenario with these injuries.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Trumbo 2. Yes, Williams

  109. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Been playing the hot hand at 2B/SS and picked up Jose Peraza about a month ago in my 12-team, OBP, SLG% league. He is no longer that “hot”. There are a lot of options on the waiver wire and I have two weeks to play around with things with a bye in the 1st round of the playoffs. Is Matt Duffy, Ketel Marte, Joey Wendle, or Jeff McNeil a better option than Peraza ROS? If so, how would you rank them.

    Along the same lines, kind of sick of Brett Gardner as my Utility Player/6th OF. Seems like he goes off for three days and then does JACK SQUAT for the next three weeks. Here is a list of some names that are out there to pick up: Mallex Smith, Nick Williams, Trey Mancini, Adrian Beltre, Josh Reddick, and Justin Bour. Any of those options look more enticing than Gardner?

    Thanks!

    • Cram It says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Yes, all of them over Gardner

    • Cram It says:
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      @Slimcompoop: Well, not Beltre. I’m assuming you were just joking with that.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s up, ‘poop? Peraza seems better than those MIs — Depends on needs w/ Gardner… Can try Reddick, I just did

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        @Grey: Thanks Cram and Grey!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  110. johnnyhobbes says:
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    L Castillo on the rebound as of late- give up a bat like Eddie Rosario for him? My hitting is stacked. .

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Do better

      • johnnyhobbes says:
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        @Grey: yes sir

  111. Sano Chance in Hell says:
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    Grey –

    With Dee Gordon’s injury, I’m scrambling for a 2b replacement. I can get Asdrubal cheaply or pick up Villar – who do you like better the rest of the way? Higher ceiling with Villar, but higher floor with Asdrubal? Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Asdrubal

  112. nitro says:
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    ROS?
    Ender I
    C Taylor
    Conforto

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ender

    • nitro says:
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      @nitro: Or M. Muncy? Which 2?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Ender, Muncy

        • nitro says:
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          @Grey: Thanks!

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  113. Launch Angle says:
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    I own Springer and will be without him for a couple weeks.

    I need a replacement in the OF that can provide HR and RBI (tight race in these categories).

    I picked up Nick Williams as you suggested and think I could convince the Gallo owner to part with him for Williams. Would this be a good move on my part?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds good

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        Would you trade Springer to receive Soto straight up with Springer being out at least 2 weeks? Also, it could take a while for him to get going from a thumb sprain when he returns.

        Last 30 days their HR/RBI numbers are nearly identical with the R and AVG edge going to Soto. Plus, the Nats lineup is starting to heat up.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          For redraft? Sure

          • Launch Angle says:
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            @Grey:

            Sorry, new to fantasy baseball…when you say “redraft” are you referring to a season-long standard roto league (one draft before season starts and redraft / start over next season)?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Redraft is this season league vs. keeper

              • Launch Angle says:
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                @Grey:

                Thanks, so giving up Springer to get Soto then.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yeah, if it’s a this year only league, I’d take Soto

                  • Launch Angle says:
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                    @Grey:

                    Would you take Acuna over Nick Williams in a this year only league too ROS?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yes, Acuna is way over Williams

  114. Bobby says:
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    How do you think Cano is going to do? Would you trade away Cano & Osuna for Khris Davis?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d want Davis, it’s not close

  115. mrbaseball says:
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    Aledmys Díaz Tor – SS or Derrick Fisher

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Diaz

  116. Jubaka says:
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    Should I start arietta at Arizona tonite. I’m not desperate but if you think he will do fine I’ll start him..

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I don’t trust him

  117. DonnieB says:
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    I traded my Ken Giles and Grett Gardner for Matt Chapman and Harrison Bader. Did I do well? I’d is win? From Bader for Nick Williams? Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair

      • DonnieB says:
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        Drop Bader for Williams? Or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Sounds fine if you need power more than speed

  118. prestige says:
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    SON loves Vargas tomorrow at home vs Reds. Would you stream him in 12 teamer.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @prestige: it’s liked vargas a few times this year, go take a look at vargas’ results. even in 20 teamers i’d wait for him to look at least decent before trusting SON on him.

  119. Launch Angle says:
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    The Soto owner is debating whether or not to part with him for my Springer. He’s willing to move Gallo though.

    Would you give up Springer to receive Gallo in a this season only 5×5 standard roto?

    I’m in first place overall, but I do need to keep pace in the HR/RBI categories (currently 2nd)…especially with Trout sitting out and possibly heading for DL.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Gallo sounds fine

      • Launch Angle says:
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        @Grey:

        Should I use some skillful persuasion to get Soto for Springer or take Gallo instead? :)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d prefer Soto, but I’d take Gallo

  120. AdamH says:
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    Got offered Cole for Carpenter and Mikolas. Do I make that trade if I have Altuve, Rhys, Rendon at carpenter’s positions?

    Staff consists of Nola, Flaherty, Ray, Tanaka, Eovaldi, Wood, Roark

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t love it, but prolly fair

  121. Dan says:
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    Grey,

    Would you drop Zunino for Austin Hedges or hold?

    Also

    Would you drop Luke Weaver for Lance Lynn, Boyd, Minor, Bailey, Borucki, Brett Anderson or hold?

    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure on catchers…. And those SPs are pretty bad options

    • Mr. A Knife says:
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      @Dan: borucki till the luck falls out maybe. he keeps overperforming a whole bunch of stuff, but his FIP IS awesome. hedges over zunino easily. esp as it’s likely you can just reverse course if Z starts doing better than hedges.

  122. Mr. A Knife says:
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    watch this completely possible tale. about 10 days ago o’neill and bader say to each other:
    ” hey we gotta get serious about this playing time issue”. both then go buy voodoo dolls for fowler and pham from a voodoo doll connection and start putting needles into their feet. they do this for a few days. but it doesn’t seem to work so they give up. then pham gets traded so they no longer need the pham doll. right around this time bader (unbeknownst to o’neill) goes back to the dealer and gets an o’neill doll, to which he starts jamming needles into it’s leg. eventually the dolls DID work, they didn’t read the fine print that clearly indicates the effects take at least a few more days than they had expected.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha

    • VinWins

      VinWins says:
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      @Mr. A Knife: Having a tough time believing the “voodoo doll connection” part.

      • Mr. A Knife says:
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        @VinWins: that’s a guy who sells voodoo dolls. i don’t personally deal in that world myself, other nomenclature might be more appropriate.

  123. Jon says:
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    Any of these SP better than just a streamer?

    Lynn, Cahill, Estrada, Musgrove, Anibal Sanchez, Lucchesi, Vargas, Faria, Leake, EJax, Tropeano, Trevor Richards

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Musgrove

  124. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    Bullpens changing daily for sure. But I have to make a decision on acquiring either Hicks or Edwards by tomorrow night. My idea is to drop DeJong for one of them in hopes of getting holds (or maybe even saves if Norris ever implodes as he should).

    My pen is Allen, Leclerc, and Osuna. My MI is Villar, Bregman and Dee. I also have Cano coming aboard but unsure on his playing time. So I guess my bet is that Villar will be as good/bad as DeJong will be. Is this a reasonable bet to upgrade holds/saves with either Edwards or Hicks? (Morrow muddies the Cubs issue but they do win more games hence the need for expert advice!)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      DeJong for Hicks

    • Mordacious Levator says:
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      @Taking14DaTeam: jedong’s hand brake is still clearly effecting his HR’s, that will eventually stop, but might be next year (see desmond last year, gurriel this year)

  125. Cory says:
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    Just acquired Mookie Betts in a keeper league (can keep for three full seasons). Have been offered a trade of Betts for Trout straight up. Take it? They are almost identical hitters (see here: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/23974293/angels-mike-trout-red-sox-mookie-betts-opposite-approaches-perfect), but Trout is one year younger and certainly has been more consistent in his career.

    And feel free to give me the no-brainer smack upside my head if this is a tres dumb question.

    Love your stuff. Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trout over Betts if you can keep both

  126. I’m Jose Canseco! says:
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    12 team 5×5

    A) Muncy for C Hernandez
    B) Muncy for 2 tickets to Zoso (The ultimate Led Zeppelin experience) concert
    C) There is no C

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      A) Muncy B) Zoso

      • I’m Jose Canseco says:
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        @Grey: Zoso it is then

  127. lubey says:
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    Does glasnow go 6 tomorrow? Im afraid he wont be able to get the QS even though SON is in love with that start.

    I saw LeMahieu has shot up to 32 on the ROS player rater for non 5×5 (I’m in a points league). Would you keep him over Herrera or Murphy?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way does he go 6 — Meh on DJ, over Murphy in Coors

  128. Trepy says:
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    Jean Segura and Chris Archer for Freddie Freeman and Jordan Hicks in a dynasty points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Freeman

  129. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    new saul right now.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice!

  130. goodfold2 says:
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    MF’ing mess manager/bullpen. thor was awesome for 6 innings.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So ridiculous

      • goodfold2 says:
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        @Grey: eh, at least gsell … man might get a 2.33 innings save.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, the Mess don’t want him getting saves

  131. buster moon says:
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    Healy or Trumbo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trumbo

  132. For An Armenianless Vacation Come to Akron says:
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    finally actually watched bearclaw, a lot of the time he’s just missing, but other times he’s really far off. not locating at all. you can tell that IF he WAS locating he’s really good. i did think he threw harder though. lots of movement.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He looks terrible

  133. mrbaseball says:
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    Offered P. DeJong for   B. Boxberger  – do you think its just a bad year or last year was a fluke

    Nobody ever wants Boxberger but he still has the closing job

    Keeper League but at moment looks like I would not keep either one of these players 16 tea, leep 10 players

    • The Harrow says:
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      @mrbaseball: his hand is still hurt (see desmond last year, gurriel this year, the old HOU gurriel). his power will come back whenever his hand is better. this might be next year.

      • The Harrow says:
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        @The Harrow: broken hand/fingers often take longer than 6 or so weeks in which to actually hit to a guy’s capabilities. teams for some reason don’t follow this, but it’s usually true.

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