Let me ask you something, is anyone hotter than Tyler O’Neill right now? Not to answer but to ruminate while ignoring both Gurriels, Ramon Laureano and Oscar Mercado.  The answer is obviously no. That O’Neill can play right!  Sorry, sorry.  One more!  O’Neill won the Nobel because he was out standing in a field!  Okay, okay, one more!  O’Neill picked up for La Stellllllllllllla, and it’s all that I Desire.  Okay, sorry, wrong guy that can play right, I mean, left. Won’t let it happen again. Get O’Neill on your team, and drop your Loman.  Wow, surprised you with my lies! So, O’Neill is playing every day with OZUNA nursing his truck driver’s ‘How’s your father’ finger and O’Neill might just be a hot schmotato for power, but he could also be breaking out. He’s merely 24 years old, and has 30-homer power (okay, everyone does, so maybe he has 40-homer power). His current average will fall, but who else do you want on that Long Day’s Journey Into Night.  I got another one in!  Theater nerd alert! Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

PSYCHE! Before we get into the post, Donkey Teeth and fellow football Razzballers have set up the RazzBowl. It’s played at NFFC, and it’s FREE.  FREE isn’t an acronym too, it’s the monetary cost, as in none.  The gist:  It’s Regular Joes vs. Pros in a Best Ball tourney.  Go there and sign up now!  Anyway II, the Buy/Sell:

BUY

Mitch Garver – Mitch don’t kill my vibe, but not as in an order a’la, “Mitch, please don’t kill my vibe, because you often do,” but instead it’s a statement, notifying you that Mitch does not, in fact, kill my vibe.

Danny Santana – The Rangers are currently going through a transition where they move on from their top prospects (Calhoun, Mazara) and turn the page to their players who were well past their sell-by date on other teams (Asdrubal, Pence, Santana). *insert ‘It’s a bold strategy, Cotton, let’s see if it pays off for them’ Dodgeball .gif*  With that said (Grey’s turning the boat!), Dannys Antana has been crazy hot.

Nate Lowe – I’m still debating (internally — mostly my pancreas vs. liver) whether Lowe was a great batty call by the Hittertron last weekend vs. the Orioles, or will actually get playing time.

Garrett Cooper – Can understand if Cooper just happened to pop a squat in the Buy column, but I’ve been talking about him for over a month.  On our 30-day Player Rater, he’s been better than Kris Bryant, Yordan Alavarez and Blackmon, to name three randos.

Keston Hiura – Weird to have a tiny 2nd baseman be a heart-of-an-order bat, but that’s what Keston is.  Call him Hiuraltuve.

Kevin Newman – ‘Member that week-long dopey “Dah, what’s going on, boo-boo?” move by C**nt Hurdle hitting Adam Frazier leadoff over Newman?  Yeah, he could do something dumb like that again, but I like Newman.

Harold Castro – Hottest Castro since Che gave Fidel a hot foot with one of his own cigars — “You wasted a good cigar I got from duty free, you bastard!” — and this Castro is batting 2nd for the Tigers.

Gavin Lux – He was on Prospect Mike’s top 50 fantasy baseball prospects midseason list, and looks to be emerging as the last great call-up of this year.  Possibly.  Whatever happened to Luis Urias? Did the Padres really commit to Ian Kinsler? Too many questions leading to too many frustrating answers.  Gavin’s been ridicuLux in the minors — 7 HRs in 15 games in Triple-A, hitting .531 — and with Chris Taylor going down, well, I considered making Lux this week’s lede.

Isan Diaz – He just missed Prospect Mike’s top 50 fantasy baseball prospects at the break. He has 22 homers in 325 ABs and a .305.  He as in Isan, not Mike (that I know of). I’m guessing Castro gets moved or benched for Diaz shortly.  Castro as in Starlin, not Harold.

Michael Brosseau – It’s brutal owning Rays hitters.  Kevin Cash is trying to win daddy’s love, and his daddy is Joe Maddon, and since daddy says you can’t start anyone every day at the same lineup spot, Cash likes to mix it up.  Cash ruins everything around me, give Brosseau and Lowe playing time!

Robel Garcia – Speaking of daddy, Robel’s been hitting, but randomly Bote and Addison Russell has to start, I guess.

Jeimer Candelario – He reminds me of my grandmother, because Jeimer sounds Jewish and Candelario sounds like diabetes.

Teoscar Hernandez – As many corner men that we had this week for hot pickups, the outfielders are kinda sad.  What, you want me to list Alex Dickerson as a pickup just because he is hitting north of .350?  Hey, look at that, I just listed him, too!

Alex Verdugo – This is an ESPN under-owned guy that I don’t full buy as being available, i.e., his 46% ESPN ownership, doesn’t add up, while his 97% owned in RCLs does, but if he’s unowned in your league, Verdu-vamos!

Tyler Naquin – Been heating up recently, though I feel like he might just be a poor man’s Leonys Martin.  Call him Leona Helmsley Martin (ya know, post-tax evasion).

Tyler Beede – His walks have been terrible. More like Tyler BB, amiright?! But his park is great, and he’s found a lot more Ks this year.  I’m between a cyclops and a hardly-any-good-pitchers-so-pick-him-up.

Trent Thornton – Admittedly, didn’t love my streaming candidates on Saturday, so take Thornton with a grain of salt, but this is a Streamonator call. Like the call it makes to the cheese counter at Whole Foods.

Rogelio Armenteros – Being called up to start on Saturday, and Prospect Mike called him an AL-Only, deeper dynasty guy.  Don’t disagree, but, for Saturday, he’s also a Streamonator call. “I was talking to a pimp and he said if I can get that cheese, we can be friends.”

Zach Plesac – And one more Streamonator call. “He told me to get him ‘dat greenback cheese,’ do you not have it?”

Hunter Strickland – He’s throwing live batting practice, and could resume the role of closer, or join LinkedIn and make a resume saying he was once a closer.

Mark Melancon – Better closers are available in some leagues. Seen someone asking about picking up Liam Hendriks.  He (ndriks), for unstints, is better. Much better. Much to the infinity power. Him chomping on an infinity pumice stone.  How’sever, I wouldn’t be shocked at all if Bochy went to Melancon for saves when Smith is traded. It could be Watson or Dyson too.  Also, bonus points if you’re a molecular biologist and you own Watson & Kyle Crick.  “I call my team, Double Helix,” and snorts.

SELL

Luke Voit – “If you were going to put Ramon Laureano in your top 100 for the 2nd half, who would you replace?” You ask while slowly stirring a metal straw. I think I’d remove Voit. Listen, last year we thought he was an extended Kevin Maas.  Maaaaaaaaaaas?  Kevin Maas after popping an Extenze?  Sure, yes, you get the picture.  Not saying Voit is totally done (not yet at least), but he’s been dropped in the order, and I’m beginning to worry he’s either nursing an injury or in a serious funk. Yesterday’s home run was a sign. Good? Maybe, hard to say. Not saying to drop him (yet), but I would explore options on the Fantasy Baseball Trade Analyzer.  Also, not saying to trade him for a naked picture of your significant other after you put them through the old face FaceApp.

  1. Joshua Wasylyk says:
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    Keeper league (keep 8, no salary/term, mixed league, 16-team, one catcher, no MI/CI, one UTL), currently in 2nd with Stanton’s corps haunting me all year. Do you deal him for Jose Ramirez? I need bags – 2B currently occupied by hot hand.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me

  2. knucks says:
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    Has anyone moved Vlad since the Home Run Derby? And if so, what did you get back in return?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I bet you could get a top 10 SP still or top 10 OF

      • knucks says:
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        I’ve got some extra pop and can move off of Vladdy instead of waiting for it to get better… would you take Gerrit Cole. I’ll have to include Paddack.

        Vlad + Paddack
        For Cole

        12 Team Roto 5×5

        But I’m also curious and hopeful that others who have moved off Vladdy the past two weeks will chime in.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Oh, in a keeper? Is Cole a keeper?

          • knucks says:
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            Nah no Keepers just for 2019. Was it the “move off” lingo that made you think that? Or is this deal a no brainer if not a Keeper?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Oh, yeah, I thought you meant keepers by saying that… Sounds decent if not keepers — How much can you get for Vlad and an IP limit Paddack if not Cole?

              • knucks says:
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                I made threw a few offers out there just now of Vlad + Paddack to 2 diff owners.

                Trying to get one of Cole or DeGrom.

                Paddack fetched me Dahl straight up the other day. And a package of Paddack + Lourdes + H. Dozier got me Verlander. Basically just cashing in my Paddack tickets at the moment.

                Anyways, thanks for being my sounding board. Have a great weekend!

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  No problem… You too!

  3. Chad Bowling says:
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    Rank these ROS?
    C. Walker
    D. Santana
    T. ONeill

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Domingo?

      • Chad Bowling says:
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        Sorry danny

  4. JP says:
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    Two questions (HxH keeper league)

    1. How would you rank Aaron Hicks, Domingo Santana, Kepler, Soler ROS

    2. Deal Thor, Soroka, Muncy for Judge/Kenley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Domingo, Soler, Kepler, Hicks, last three are close 2. Sure

  5. TC says:
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    Is dealing Bauer or Clevinger and a bat like H. Dozier a good deal to get Anthony Rendon in a forever keeper if I’d still have 3 good pitcher keepers? I realize the bat I give might need to be better than Dozier. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Clevinger/Dozier works for me

      • TC says:
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        He countered with Clevinger and Hiura for Rendon.
        Not sure I like that deal.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah

  6. Don't Be a Hader says:
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    Pick 2…Brosseau, Biggio, A.Dickerson, or Margot?
    In single C 12-Teamer Roto league, Narvaez, Jansen, or C.Kelly?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson, Margot — I’d try Jansen for another week

  7. James says:
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    Can someone tell me why this team is floating around .500? I had good keepers and made great trades. I mentioned trading verlander in the comments the other day and everyone called me crazy but he seems like it’s gonna hit a wall. 2hr per 9, 186 bapip, 90% strand rate are all the stars I saw recently. This is a 12 team points league. What if I were to trade verlander and a scrub for a Flaherty and Berrios? Idk I’m stumped for once. I’m barely inside the playoffs and I thought this is a killer team. Should I dump a loser pitcher and stash lux?

    C will Smith
    C Zunino
    1b freeman
    2b Schoop
    3b rendon
    Ss Swanson
    Ci Carlos Santana
    Mi hiura
    Of trout
    Of judge
    Of acuna
    Of Yordan Alvarez
    Of Brian Reynolds
    U Luis Urias

    SP – Verlander, Bauer, Buehler, woodruff, m fried, z Gallen, stripling, maeda, Musgrove, mikolas, lucchesi, Salazar, taillon

    Rp – Pagan, Neris

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hmm… Bad luck? Your OF is a little wonky…I mean, I like Judge, but it’s not like he’s carrying anyone to championships right now… And why is Urias your UTIL guy? Your pitching looks solid, but Fried and Musgrove are likely streamers…

      • James says:
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        I feel like the outfield couldn’t be any better with trout, acuna, judge and Yordan. I’d considered trading judge for a pitcher but he’s a 28th round keeper for one more year. Urias is in my utility spot because I don’t have anything on the waiver at all worth sniffing. Fried and Musgrove can’t be streamers in this league because of the size. If I dropped them they be picked up and rostered. Everyone uses their entire bench for pitchers because it’s a points league.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Okay, context matters… I’m just saying Reynolds/Urias aren’t great in a 12 team league. They’re fine as fillers or stashes… As for Judge, he’s great in general, but he has not been great so far to warrant doing better…

        • hot corner says:
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          Probably because you have 2 empty line-up spots with Urias and Smith, who are in the minors. Basically 14%+ of offense is empty. There must be someone better than taking zero’s.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            That’s what I’m sayin

          • knucks says:
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            Also. Points Leagues are goofy as hell

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              True

  8. baseballbanter says:
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    16 T points league.

    Oh boy. My season has come to quite the intersection. 2 elite teams. 6 teams fighting for 2nd. And the rest is garbage.

    I need to make money moves.

    Might be crazy but strongly considering flipping Nolan and Morton to receive Freeman and DeGrom.

    what say gray

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That doesn’t sound terrible… Nolan close to Freeman in value — Morton way below deGrom

  9. Mex says:
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    14 team, mixed Roto., battling for first, dont really need anything….But…

    Teoscar, H Castro, I Diaz, Ahmed, Dickerson all available

    Drop any of the ones listed below for any of those up there? (these are my rotating bench bats that go in a weekly league based on matchups, other than Urias): Luis Urias, White Walker, R. Nunez, Newman, Yandy…its time to give up on Urias, isn’t it?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nunez, Urias… Diaz, Dickerson

    • Mex says:
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      Kiki, Leary Garcia, MCMahon also available

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        McMahon at home, let’s see on Kike and if he just had one game

        • Mex says:
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          Danke

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  10. T Cole Anderson says:
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    12 team H2H -1 SO
    Just picked up Tyler Oneil and looking to pick up Alex dickerson

    Dickerson for any of these? Senzel, Fletcher, Kingery, Benintendi

    Benintendi has been killing me.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fletcher

  11. Chucky says:
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    Moving on from Anthony Rizzo? Hasn’t homered in a month, when it seems like everyone else except Anthony is hitting home runs. Might be a good sell as per “ a year too early rather than a year too late”?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Meh, I have faith in Rizzo… He’s done if for many years now, he’ll be ok

    • knucks says:
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      He just dropped dong and has overall numbers that look kinda similar to Rendon, but with a bit less AVG. I’m buying him low right now rather than selling him low, as I do think the general consensus is that he is boring. But I’ll take boring in season long roto. Maybe in H2H this is more of a problem?

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yeah, was gonna say the reverse jinx worked

  12. Funk117 says:
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    16 team 6×6 H2H redraft league with obp instead of average and also slg. 6th pitcher category is losses. Thinking about juan soto, Holland, and German marquez for solar, McNeil, and Corbin. My pitching is awful current staff is Paxton, marquez, Roark, Heaney, Gallen. Traded for Mondesi just in time for both dl trips so stuck with Franklin Barretto and Segura as my only MI options. Hate to give up soto but my era has been over 6 every week going on a more then a month and have to close the gap to get back into playoffs. Pull the trigger or keep shopping? My other ofs are domingo Santana, bryan Reynolds, Austin meadows also have tyler O’Neil and Alex Dickerson for hot bats

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fair for you, you have to make a move for pitching…

  13. Pousse-Pousse says:
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    Fun fact:

    Bo Bichette’s Triple-A stats projected over 162 games:

    107 R, 24 HR, 103 RBI, .308 AVG, .878 OPS, 48 SB

    Those stats in the majors would probably put him in the top 10 of the player rater, no?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, so crazy…. Yeah, they would…And AAA isn’t much different than majors at this point for pitching

    • knucks says:
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      Woulda said the same for Vladdy last year and I am getting pretty tired of owning that guy right now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Haha

      • Pousse-Pousse says:
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        I own Vladito, too, in a keeper league, and he’s been sitting firmly on my bench for the past month :(

        Bichette’s a couple years older, so hopefully the transition’s not as brutal

  14. fallex says:
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    Killing the hitting categories, but need some SP help. I put Bellinger + Yelich on the block for an ace. I got back Verlander for Yelich? Thinking might be better moving Bellinger. I have about a 9 SB lead over second place, but just lost (f)Adalberto for what may be the season. thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger for Verlander is not great, but if you have to do it, you have to do it… I mean, you know the deal

      • fallex says:
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        Would you prefer Scherzer over Verlander? His injury sitch has me leery.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nah, injury concern

  15. Travis Hafner says:
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    Can’t believe I’m as asking this-

    So in a redraft 5×5, my team has accrued immense power and RBI numbers (runs and avg as well). Probably because I have trout, Bellinger, Freeman, Galo, others

    I’ve needed steals to push to first (only a 4, about 15-20 steals back from more points. They’re hard to find at fair price on the market. Here’s my question:

    Do I trade Trout for Yelich, considering the apparent huge SB bump? I know trout is the man and I love him; but those extra 15 steals Yelich could get will be HUGE. Looking forward to your thoughts.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That works for me… Yelich is better right now, especially if you need SBs

  16. J-Hova says:
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    Thanks Grey, great write up and video. Was Introvert Island an ode to Temptation Island. Didn’t watch the re-boot but after Amish In The City and Kid Nation, the OG TI was my favorite reality series ever!

    Thanks for your constant reminder to buy Meadows. An inpatient owner dropped him in my 10 team so was able to grab him just before Dahl went down.

    What are you and Ralphs thoughts on Nas’s Lost Tapes 2? Listened once today and I liked it.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Thanks!

      Haha, yeah, I was just messin’ on Temptation Island — nice on Meadows!

      I need to listen to Nas’s Lost Tapes

  17. Handy Afterall says:
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    Ahoy hoy,

    12 team, h2h obp, weekly locked lineups.
    I’m currently in 5th place in my league, so i clearly need to make some changes… but every time I look at my team, I think it looks pretty sexy. The real problem is I’m sitting with a bunch of under-performers, and I keep thinking they’ll start just-right-performing.

    Please to be having a look at my roster, and letting me know if I’m bonkers thinking I can sit tight.

    C – J McCann
    1B – R Hoskins
    2b – j baez (not joan)
    Ss – segura
    3b – muncy
    OF – betts (…seem off)
    – eddie Rosario
    – conforto
    Util – j polanco
    Bench: Imma sail garcia
    Hunter dozier

    Sp:
    P Corbin
    Flaherty
    D German
    S Gray
    Giolito
    Woodruff
    Chirinos
    Canning
    McKay
    Gallen

    RP: kimbrel
    T rogers

    DL – glasnow

    Nobody I expected to help with sb’s is running much at all. Mookie is scoring runs, but not doing much else (at least, not at a first round level).

    Any/all reassurance or suggestions appreciated.

    Have fun,
    Handy

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Canning is not great, imma sail is just whatever and droppable, but these are little things and team should be better and doesn’t look awful

      • Handy Afterall says:
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        Neither of those guys sees action, most weeks. Garcia was a Rosario stand-in, and canning has mostly been match-up dependent (though I rolled the dice with him this week and it’s been far from pretty).

        I tried for meadows while Rosario was down, but his owner wanted kimbrel for him… or else he wanted to give me meadows and votto for hoskins. I don’t think I should regret rejecting those.

        Thanks for the thoughts.

        Have fun,
        Handy

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

          • Handy Afterall says:
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            Sorry to double-dip, but been squinting real hard thinking.
            Meadows owner also owns acuna.
            You think an offer of:
            Betts
            Dozier
            Chirinos

            Would be fair, for a return of
            Acuna
            Meadows

            Or am I (wet) dreaming?

            Thanks again,
            Handy

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Prolly dreaming

  18. Dong Show says:
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    Dynasty League

    DJ LeMahieu for Sonny Gray

    Thoughts?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Fair, even…depends on needs… I’d take DJ

      • Dong Show says:
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        Thanks Gray! Working on another DJ angle

        DJ and Koepch for MadBum. My offense is beyond set but I need 1-2 more quality arms. Hoping this one works first and Gray is the backup plan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I like Bum a lot… that’s decent

  19. Robert says:
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    Voit for Jose ramirez fair? If Mondesi is out for extended time, I will need steals. The other team has thaiss at 1st base.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like it!

  20. hot corner says:
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    Hopefully, we see Isan Diaz soon. 2B has been a black hole for me in NFBC and Rudy is breathing down my neck.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You in 1st in that league?

      • hot corner says:
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        Depends on the day. Rudy and I flip between 1st and 2nd on daily basis with 3rd place about 15pts back. I am in 1st in my RCL as well, but I am fading a bit. My 8-9pt lead is down to 1.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Damn, nice! My NFBC team was a bust from near get go…Or as soon as I got Giancarlo

          • hot corner says:
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            Going hitter heavy early and getting lucky with a few later round pitchers has worked out.

            Damn, Lester getting knocked around just dropped me 2nd in RCL. I added Verdugo last Friday and O’Neill early this morning, so I am kind of digging today’s buy column.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Damn on Lester… he’s been so flaky from start to start

              • hot corner says:
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                Yeah, someone dropped Lester and I need wins, so I decided to stream him at home against the Padres today. I have absolutely sucked at streaming this year. I swear that the Royals, Tigers and Marlins score 10 runs every time I stream someone against them. Lester lives about 4 blocks away from me in Chicago. I think I am going to throw eggs at his house tonight.

                Good news is that Dahl is in the Rox line-up today.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Nice on Dahl! Yeah it’s been a land mind like Princess Di traversed trying to stream

                  • hot corner says:
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                    Damn. Dahl was in the line-up and then scratched. Hopefully, back today.

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      I know, was crappy

        • you’re doing great in that DC league of ours. my offense has felt like i’ve had just enough healthy bodies all year. McCutchen/Mullins/Lowrie/Zimmerman really put a crimp on any hitter depth. Gallo leaving early last night has given me massive agita.

  21. Slimcompoop says:
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    What’s good Grey? Your lede “The Buyman Commeth” means you started to watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Where are you at in the series? Happy Friday.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I haven’t Poop is that a reference to it?

      • Slimcompoop says:
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        I mean there’s a lot of ______ Commeth references, but we were talking on a thread a couple months back about It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, so just was hoping.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ah… nah Eugene O’Neill play is Iceman Cometh

  22. Herr Drumpf says:
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    Tough decision upcoming on Sunday in a 12 team 5×5 roto: I have to drop Hiura, E. Escobar or Voit. Love Hiura’s potential (or upside, as the kids would say), and he provides some always valuable steals, but can I drop either of the other two??

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Voit

  23. Sam says:
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    Who’s a better stash, lux or urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lux

  24. DonnieB says:
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    Jon Gray or Stripling ROS? Thanks and great writeups today—as always really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling…thanks!

  25. DonnieB says:
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    Jon Gray or Stripling ROS? Thank you and great writeups today—like always really.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling, thanks!

  26. Alex says:
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    The Beede blurb makes it feel like we’re all looking at the same scrub pitchers on the same waiver wire. Just subscribed to SON for the rest of the year because of it.

    I feel like I stocked up on some good bats lately, and just I just picked up Luke Weaver to stash on IL. I feel good about my team in a 12 team H2H 6×6, looking at a #1 seed in the playoffs, mainly because of a strong start (and Razzball).

    I feel like I need pitching improvement, another 1 or 2 starter given Paddack’s limit, Boyd’s homer problem, Paxton’s wild arm, and Giolito’s regression back to earth. Am I wrong?

    Would you make any of these deals?

    1. Give Benintendi, get B. Woodruff
    2. Give Starling Marte, get Syndergaard
    3. Give Starling Marte, get Charlie Morton

    C – Alfaro
    1B – Voit
    2B – Cano
    3B – Bregman
    SS – Semien
    OF – Rhys, Laureano, Alvarez
    UTIL – Kingery
    Bench today – Benintendi, Starling Marte, Mercado

    SP – Berrios, Paxton, Paddack, Giolito, Boyd, Lucchesi
    RP – Robles, W. Davis, Liam
    IL – Weaver

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      These are not great… I guess 3. But I worry that Morton might get skipped or shit down early… 1 and 2 aren’t great at all… we are all looking at same waiver pitchers and it’s frightening!

      • Alex says:
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        Meh, thanks. This is a tough league to trade with, so I feel like my targets are even more limited.

        How about Starling for Nola?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That sounds close

  27. JT says:
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    Hiura or D.Murphy for a bench 2B ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  28. krazyivan says:
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    Need to bench one bat:
    Dahl vs Happ in the Stadium
    Newman vs Arrietta
    Pederson vs Gallen

    Thanks,

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Newman

  29. Cohen says:
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    Grey, if u had to pick one?
    Armenteros vs Tex or
    Plesac vs KC
    Both home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac

  30. Juiced Balls Are Better Than Juiced Players says:
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    I traded for JoRam the other day to replace the loss of Mondesi. Generally, I don’t think people are looking at how he’s performed lately and instead focusing on his season stats. If he continues to hit for average, he’ll be a really good fantasy asset rest of the season. One team owner does see his value and has offered me K. Bryant for him.

    See my roster below.

    1. Do I have enough SB to be able to part with JoRam? I’m 29 SB ahead of the team behind me in that category and he has Villar and Gordon as his SB threats

    2. Would you take K. Bryant over JoRam for my situation?

    C Sanzhez
    1B Bell
    2B Baez
    3B Rendon
    SS Story
    OF Yelich, Acuna, Soto
    UTIL JoRam, E. Rosario
    BENCH Hoskins

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree on Jo-Ram, I mentioned him in my morning post

      1. Yes

      2. Yes

  31. Cohen says:
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    Grey, one more question
    A.Dickerson or Naquin as a lone bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dickerson

  32. Oddball Herrera says:
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    I hope you’re right about Lux – my theory is that the Dodgers are so frigging far ahead in the division, why not bring him up and see if he goes off? It’s the perfect situation for a prospect to get his feet wet, and the ABs are there if they just demote Beatty and make Kike a true backup.

    Another fun thing about him this trade deadline is watching the doofuses on Twitter trying to float “Lux for my favorite team’s spare parts” trades all day. No, you’re not getting Lux for Shane Greene or Will Smith people.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I agree with you on Lux…Plus, Kike really is a bench/utility guy — Lux for a closer when Dodgers have Kenley — this might come back to haunt me but that’ll never happen

      • Oddball Herrera says:
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        Lux at second today, it’s happening

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah boi!

  33. Alex says:
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    How about giving Voit and Paddack for Nola or Luis Castillo?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      That’s tough… Could see it working, might be worth the gamble but I’d prolly hold off there

  34. Fogimon says:
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    RATS!
    My instinct told me to bench Scherzer this week (lineup lock) to start Paddack.

    I took the bait and did the opposite. Missed out on Paddack’s gem, and now Max won’t come off the IL until next week.

    Its all coming up snakeeyes for me. Oh, and I have Marquez @ NYY after the lineup lock blew up in my face for 11 runs.

    RATS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, sorry

      Marquez in NYY is gonna be fun! I’m already braced

  35. Fogimon says:
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    Drop JBJ or Dee for Tyler O’Neill?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  36. Fogimon says:
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    Trying to make trades in my keeper league is proving difficult. Everyone over values their young players especially.

    I am not getting near full value for my offers of excess pitching, so thinking of just holding on to them. Paddack, Castillo, Bieber, Marquez (yuck) are all cheap keepers for me. Guess I can go hitter heavy next auction. Oh well.

    Are those 4 enough to not worry about pitching next season?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Seems like plenty for 2020

  37. Snacks Zillion says:
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    Thank you for these articles. Do you like T. Oneil over Biggio/Riley ros? Have a great weekend!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Biggio — you too!

  38. baby seal says:
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    That Yankee clip was TOOO GOOODDDDDD hahaha. Boone a legend now (Yankee fan).

    Thought I remembered on the pod u mentioned being in CT (parents?). Oh well!

    Not sure I would’ve known about that clip otherwise. So fucking good man hahaha. Savages in the box!!

    Baby Seal’s other nickname in college was Box Smasher. That’s my FF team name. Baby Seals for baseball. *inserts shrug emoji*

    Later G!!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I dated a girl in CT once, she was a nightmare

      Box smashers! Haha, baby seal, you are a dog!

      • baby seal says:
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        High maintenance?! woof, woof

        • baby seal says:
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          Voit as a sell makes me so sad G!!! ;((((

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            Sorry, Raw Dog, Baby Seal

            • baby seal says:
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              ROFL, too good

              • Grey

                Grey says:
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                Who let the seals out

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, yup!

  39. Josh Freeman says:
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    Oh great Grey,

    do we trust Archer yet?? Has two starts next week. Should I drop Caleb Smith for him?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah I like Caleb… you have no one else to drop?

      • josh Freeman says:
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        Hendricks, Woodruff, Sonny Gray

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Meh, I guess skip it

  40. zombie says:
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    Please select 2 to keep rostered from Desmond, O’Neil & Kingery. Thanks Lothario! Happy happy weekend…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery, O’Neill — thanks! You too!

  41. Moonraker says:
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    I just offered Muncy, Tatis, Luis Castilo and Pham for Bellinger and Flaherty. Hoping for your feedback. Thanks in advance, have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bellinger side

  42. crimedog says:
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    Grey! Hiura hiya (racist?) Is a middle of the order bat except he keeps hitting 7th, infuriating. Counsel gave us a tease putting him 4th then right down back to 7 for 2 days but all he’s done is hit. IRL Baseball for ya.

    It’s crazy voit is a sell. I’m not arguing against the sell. They signed E5, Stanton could be back at some point, they dropped him in the order. But it’s crazy the options the yankees have doing this to a guy with 18 homers and 870 ops at the halfway point.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha… I know IRL baseball be killing me

      The options they have and they had all those injuries…

  43. JC says:
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    Please rank ROS
    Kingery, H.Dozier, G.Cooper.
    Thank you

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Cooper, Kingery

  44. Dr Y says:
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    10 mixed h2h keeper, keep 3 for 3 years max. Who do I look to trade before the early August trade deadline? I kept story Soto acuna from 2018 auction so next year would be must last year of control. All non drafted players are $10 players eligible to be kept for $13 the following year )as with Soto). The highest end players like trout etc typically go for low $60s

    Acuna $22(2020 last year)
    Soto $16 (2020 last year)
    Devers $8 ($11 in 2021)
    Story $11 (2020 last year)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Soto

      • Dr Y says:
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        Makes me sad

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I know but who else there

  45. Grey

    Grey says:
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    THINK LUIS URIAS IS BEING PROMOTED

    • CloudTown says:
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      He’s been marinating on my bench for a few weeks now, hopefully worth it!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Hope so!

    • pinkman says:
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      Holla!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        De nada!

  46. TJ says:
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    Heaney, Gausman, Eflin, or B. McKay?
    ROS
    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None… McKay

  47. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Cut Voit for O’Neil?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nah

  48. The Talented Mr. Dope Man says:
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    12 Tm AL only – who’s the drop…

    Ronald Guzman
    AJ Reed

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reed

  49. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey!

    How do you rank Dannys Antana, Luis Urias, Nate Lowe?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Antana, Urias

  50. Robert says:
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    Urias or McMahon?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urias

  51. Ty says:
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    Are we chalking this up as a bad day for McKay?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, he got pretty unlucky, was watching

      • Ty says:
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        Lots of bad fielding too

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Exactly

  52. Box says:
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    My Bryant for his Nola? I hurting for pitching and my hitting is doing fine.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bit much but could end up solid

  53. Freddy Tundo says:
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    In a points league, would you rather own 4 solid closers and 7 starters, or 3 solid closers and 8+ starters?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      3/8

      • Freddy Tundo says:
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        Would you drop Kennedy out of this list?

        Kennedy
        Diaz
        Doolittle
        Robles

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yes

  54. Btdrnks says:
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    Drop Kingery or D Murphy or Nate Lowe for Urias in a 12 team keeper points league? My other 1b is Abreu and Ss/2b is Torres.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lowe

  55. Gund says:
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    Best option

    Samardjzija vs NYM
    Plutko vs KC
    Junis @ CLE
    Porcello @ BAL
    Marquez vs NYY

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None of these are great… Samardzija

  56. Fungazi 2.0 says:
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    You like Urias? Seems like low power, hit in bottom of lineup at petco is not very intriguing.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, Fungazi, I like him

    • Fogimon says:
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      Low power based on what?

      He’s changed his launch angle since being sent down and profiles more of a power hitting middle IF with solid average and good speed now.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Dude’s hitting bombers

      • Fungazi 2.0 says:
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        Based on him sharing Altuve’s car seats to see over his steering wheel and being 150 lbs soaking wet

  57. John says:
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    Drop Hicks for Mercado? Someone dropped him.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure — nice email, btw

      • John says:
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        Thanks! Which was that Dearleader?

        Yeah I use that one when I’m incognito and paranoid my league mates are in the comments. True story the origin of that email alias was when a friend and I created fake Friendster accounts for Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to troll friends. Ah yes, I’m old.

        Also, Urias coming up!

        I actually moved Mondesi to the DL and dropped weaver and lucchesi to add Mercado and Urias (again) because I Have a lot of pitching suddenly and couldn’t let go of Hicksy. Stubborn yankee fan.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that’s awesome! Dearleader is great… yeah, baby, Urias!

          • John says:
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            Thanks man!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

  58. ferris says:
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    Freddie freeman
    for
    trea turner and jesse winker
    ???

    nl-only
    expect winker to be an everyday guy ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Trea side

  59. William Hung says:
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    I’m surprised nobody is asking: 5×5 with Ks and OBP – Hiura or Urias?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hiura

  60. Perfect Game says:
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    Hoskins or Yuli ROS for counting stats? I had to say it as ridiculous as it might sound. But, Yuli is right with him in all categories and hits for a much better average in a great lineup. He’s been on fire for awhile now and doesn’t look like he’s going to fall off the map.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I hear ya, but Hoskins

  61. Bob says:
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    Would you drop Didi for Urias in a points league?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  62. Tommy g says:
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    Lowe, cron, walker, nunez, dynasty obp ros I need starters

    I got Snell, Boyd, berrios, Kershaw, jon grey, cc, corbin

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is there a question?

  63. SteveNZ says:
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    Better stash who might actually do something this year… Bo Bichette or Isan Diaz?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Isan

  64. The Harrow says:
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    NL only, hold mahle over either of s.anderson or agrazal? agrazal’s FIP is garbage town, the other 2 are nearly tied. i could dropped mahle for beede but didn’t, now he’s gone. either mahle or matz appear to be my drop for pab lop coming off DL at some point anyway. QS over wins 10 team h2h here.

    • The Harrow says:
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      also V2 is out there, but his FIP is almost 6, worst of the bunch (barely worse than agrazal’s). or could add gausman, back soon, FIP not close to as bad as results (4.18). or mills (CUBS, back up MON @ SF -5.2). c.anderson is surprisingly not owned. he’s only got 1 QS all year, but he generally gets the -5ish range on SON but tends to outperform that. barely better FIP than mahle (with less K upside)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hold Mahle

  65. DonnieB says:
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    Grab Luis Urias over Hunter Dozier or Jon Gray in 12 team roto keeper league? Is it close? Thanks!

    • Fogimon says:
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      Rather have Doze. But its close.

      Gray is apples/oranges

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Gray, but apples/oranges

  66. Trader says:
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    Urias or Kingery

    • Fogimon says:
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      King until further notice

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Kingery

  67. bobbo says:
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    Better streamer?
    Urquidy vs TEX $12.6
    Rogelio Armenteros vs TEX $13.8

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Rogelio Armenteros

  68. Luvdarooks says:
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    Is N Anderson a buy ? What chance percentage romo gets traded and he becomes the closer ?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d say about 20%

  69. Rob Larsen says:
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    Cooper, mazara, pollock, perslta.. drop 1?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maz

  70. Hunf says:
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    Bench one in a points league

    Didi vs COL (Senzatala)
    Dahl @ NYY (Tanaka)
    Danny Santana @ HOu (Urquidy)
    Laureano @ MIN (Berrios)

    • Hunf says:
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      Or Hiura @ ARI (Greinke)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Didi

  71. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: 12 team weekly roto redraft. How do you rank Heaney, Beede and Merrill Kelly?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Beede, Kelly

  72. Juiced Balls Better Than Juiced Players says:
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    In a 10-team shallow standard 5×5 redraft roto league.

    I traded Bell last night after watching him go hitless again for Pete Alonso.

    I also traded Jo-Ram for K. Bryant in a separate trade.

    How did I do?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You did great!

  73. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick best streamer out of these 3?
    Plesac home vs KC
    Pineda home vs Oak
    Heaney at Sea

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Plesac

  74. m0se says:
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    need to drop one: olson or b reynolds

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Reynolds

  75. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    plutko and lucchesi both lost about 14 in SON since about 4 AM or maybe later today (plutko also lost about this in same time frame before his last start). lucchesi was around -1, now far worse.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I asked Rudy about it, he says weather (wind) was implemented into SON this year, so numbers drop in certain places, especially can be Wrigley

      • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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        ok, amazing it could do that much routinely. CLE too (or where ever plutko has been the last 2 times at least). so CLE/CHI today are quite windy (going out too). that actually does make sense, as i’m guessing the weather doesn’t adjust till he hits the button, which is probably around exactly 6ish AM in a lot of instances.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          It’s all automatic, so if weather changes, and wind starts blowing out, pitchers are dinged and hitters get a boost

          • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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            sure, but this still always happens at around 6 AM if it happens (or at least the majority of it, the change from 2-4 AM to 5-6 AM), so guessing weather reports come out in that time frame, if rudy’s not actually hitting a button to adjust based on it. obviously weather doesn’t have inflection points (no such thing as a lack of a weather projection at 2-4 AM then suddenly is one at 5-6), unless CHI/CLE and probably elsewhere often when they are windy this is a late weather change (so at 2-4 AM no projection for wind, but a few hours later definitely is a projection for wind). guessing whatever weather site he’s using for this does their own adjustments at around 5-6 AM for the coming day, but not before that.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Wind changes hourly in Wrigley, and not sure how weather is measured or Rudy wants to give out secret sauce on that

            • The overnight script runs around 6AM EST to ensure I’ve got all last night’s games included + weather. Weather doesn’t become available until day of the game. The wind might change throughout day but the biggest impact should be at 6AM or so when weather/wind is first incorporated.

  76. Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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    holy crap, acuna seems to realize some of us own both him and mondesi eh. i just noticed that the only 2 leagues i have one of them i have both, which is odd.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Been so great!

  77. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Hey Grey,

    I am starting to think about the off season and who I am planning to protect. I need your advice. I have a few 3B and not sure who to protect. Here are my 3B with the price it would cost me to keep them next year against my salary cap of $1300:

    Hunter Dozier ($6)
    Yandy Diaz ($6)
    David Fletcher ($6)
    Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. ($6)
    Yuli Gurriel ($33)
    Jose Ramirez ($53)
    Justin Turner ($33)

    Who should I protect?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. ($6)
      Dozier
      Jose Ramirez ($53)
      Fletcher
      Yandy

      • Scott Kimmel says:
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        I agree with all of them, but I was thinking about keeping Gurriel and throwing Turner back.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          That works for me

          • Scott Kimmel says:
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            not sure if Corey Seager is worth keeping at $43 next year.

            • The Harrow says:
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              here with 3B you have 7 options. if you have 7 SS options similar to the 3B guys likely not. but no way of knowing yet. 43 out of 1300 isn’t a huge number.

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Harrow,

                I have Didi ($22), Seager ($43), and David Fletcher ($6) to consider keeping . THose are their price for ’20.

                • The Harrow says:
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                  didi and fletcher pretty good values. can probably find somebody who thinks ceager at 43 is worthwhile too.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Seems fair

              • Scott Kimmel says:
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                Grey do u agree with Harrow? Let him go and try to get him cheaper?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Yes, I agree with Harrow

                  • Scott Kimmel says:
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                    OK thanks as always. Hey BTW, do you think Luis Urias sticks with the Pods?

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      Yup

  78. Db says:
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    Start Heaney @seattle or save add for pickup of Ed rod @tampa?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither are good, I guess save

    • Yr Never Too Old for Balloons says:
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      heaney’s a 25.6 on SON tomorrow. unless a giant wind (going out) report shows up in about 18 hours, then it might be as low as 11-15 or so.

  79. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey,

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Could you rank these 3 please

    Luis Urias, Senzel, Austin Riley

    Thank You!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley, Urias

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Chavez, Newman or Hunter Dozier worth a drop for Urias?

      • Schmohawks Bob says:
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        When I say Chavez I mean Chavis.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Oh, I see, it was under Russ’s… I’d drop Newman for Urias — though only I’m guessing Chavez is Chavis

        • Schmohawks Bob says:
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          Yes, thanks.

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            No problem

  80. Primetime says:
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    Grey. 5×5 obp 5×5 k/9 QS

    1st place and today is our trade deadline.

    I was offered Blackmon for my 1st next year
    Or JRam j Polanco and ryu for my 2nd rd and 6th rd next year.

    Which one makes more sense?

    Vasquez
    Freeman
    Moustakas
    Arenado
    Story
    Bellinger
    D samtana
    Marte S
    Moncada

    Ozuna DL

    Kershaw
    Nola
    Lynn
    Bieber
    German D
    Hand
    Smith W

    Heaney
    Woodruff
    Chirinos
    DL Glasgow

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jo-Ram

    • Schmohawks Bob says:
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      Would you mind going up and taking a look at my question about Luis Urias?

  81. Schmohawks Bob says:
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    Adames or Profar In AL only?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Profar

  82. The Harrow says:
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    lucchesi is getting killed by his defense, 3 straight infield singles. was hit decently hard in the 1st 2 innings though.

    • The Harrow says:
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      of course when everything is in the infield you get some double plays too.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Glad I benched him

  83. Russ says:
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    Hey Grey just a quick follow up to an earlier question.

    12 Team H2H Categories

    Austin Riley or Franmil

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Riley

  84. Sinkhole Demayo says:
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    LAD are NOT the only team that exploits the lack of objectivity when it comes to DL slots. one day after turnbull is said by manager to be “near innings limits” he pops up with “back” injury.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  85. Scott Kimmel says:
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    Grey,

    would you start these pitchers tomorrow

    1. Kyle Hendricks (CHC) at home vs SD
    2. James Paxton (NYY) at home vs COL
    3. Michael Pineda (MIN) at home vs OAK
    4. Alex Young (ARI) at home vs MIL

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes, all of them

  86. krazyivan says:
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    I really want Conforto to be dealt now. He’s healthy, in his prime and just needs out of the dysfunctional time with the Mets.

    I think the perfect fit/partner would be with St. Louis. They have a top 100 OF, Dylan Carlson, who is doing great in AA that can go to the Mets. Sweeten the deal with one major league arm (maybe Dakota Hudson, or, Ponce de leon, or RP Giovanny Gallegos) and the Mets will trade Conforto in an instant.

    Say what you will about the Cardinals, but they are about as stable an organization there is and I think Conforto’s confidence would go through the roof in that type of situation.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      He’s like one of the few players off the table for the Mets

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      do NOT trade away carlson, as an STL local here. gallegos actually one of the best RP in the entire league this year (and the sample isn’t small (for RP anyway) anymore)

  87. Norman Ginsberg says:
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    Riley has cooled off — Braun or Riley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun

  88. Jaime says:
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    Drop Nate Lowe for Hunter Dozier?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  89. Licketty Splits says:
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    Hope you’re having a great weekend!
    Looking to stream tomorrow. Need the best option of:
    Plesac v KC (SON 12.7)
    Matz @ SF (4.9)
    DeSclafani v StL (10.9)
    or Armeneros v Tex (last min add so Idk SON)

    Leaning DeSclafani but it is close.

    • Licketty Splits says:
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      Also glad I benched Lucchesi based on SON but Samardzija still got me for 7.20 ERA but thankfully the WHIP was only 1.20.
      SON totally worth it for saving time & whatever Rudy’s secret sauce is on days like today.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Yup!

      • it’s just ketchup and tartar sauce!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d go SON and Plesac

  90. Stephen Lyon says:
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    Acuna has 7 steals in the last week – winning me that category on his own!

    What a season he’s having. Should get 30/30 in his sleep.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So jealous I don’t have him

      • Stephen Lyon says:
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        Drafted him 6th :-)

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Ridiculous

          • Trader says:
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            Got him #14 in my draft. Amazing player. Of course I also drafted Aguilar, Inciarte and Carrasco.

            • jason batteiger says:
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              went 3rd or 4th i forget in my only 5×5 (money) league. figured a steals guy that high (didn’t believe in yelich at all) wasn’t bad idea. wouldn’t have gone him likely that high in an OPS.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              I hear ya

  91. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    I need to fill an OF spot and a U spot.
    I own Cooper, T.O’Neill, J.Upton, and N.Lowe

    I have room for one more on my bench…available names are:
    Harold Castro, Grandma Candelario, A-Dick, B.Crawford, Santander, Canha, Yaz, Solano, Beaty, and Profar

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Grandma — haha

      I’d go Dickerson, dude’s smoking schmotatoes

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        Thanks. I’ll grab A-Dick. Wait, that sounds bad. Also…Sorry, since you said Jaimer reminded you of your grandmother. I shouldn’t have called her your “Grandma”..

        How do you rank Cooper, O’Neill, Upton, N.Lowe, and A-Dick? In that order?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, it’s cool… Cooper, Upton, O’Neill

  92. buster moon says:
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    Please rank:

    Stroman, Fried, McKay

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      None? Fried, Stroman

  93. Perfect Game says:
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    Hoskins or Matt Olson ROS for counting stats?

    Yuli HR again. So tempted to swap Hoskins for him. Want some production.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hoskins but I hear ya

      • Perfect Game says:
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        Don’t mean to question the person who provides great advice and his responsible for my 1st place position…but, what are we waiting on from Hoskins? I think he should be better than 50/20/60 at his point. His July has been horrible. I think he’s only got 1 HR this month.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          He’s a potential 15 homers in a month guy… feels like you’d be moving off who could be next Yuli and getting on tail end of Yuli’s hot streak… if you’re feeling it, I won’t stop you… I wouldn’t do it

          • Perfect Game says:
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            Good point…and I thought about that. I think I just needed to vent.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          You have no one else to drop for Yuli?

  94. Man says:
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    Would you drop McKay for streamers at this point?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  95. Trader says:
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    1. Please rank top three to be ROS contributors in standard H2H ESPN league (10 hitting categories).
    Senzel, Santander, Renato, Christian Walker, Franmil, Reddick, O’Neill, Kole, Sogard, JBJ.

    2. Best holds options. Top two please. Ratios matter:
    Strop, Garrett, Jeffress, J Wilson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Senzel, JBJ, Franmil

      2. Strop, Amir

      • Trader says:
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        Thank you! Add on question …Fiers just got dropped. My last SP is Lucchesi. Swap or hold?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          I’d go Fiers

  96. saint says:
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    Hello Grey,

    12 Team H2H 6×6 OPS Redraft

    After trading Bell/Musgrove for Cole I still had Voit and picked up Olson to cover 1B.

    Your thoughts on acquiring Danny Santana who has 1B-2B-OF eligibility, and legs which I could use, and drop either Voit or Olson.

    Thanks again for your response

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Olson

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      The ball’s alive!

  97. And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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    deep league with QS, add junis or urquidy? both have decent SON numbers for next starts, both on 26th.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Urquidy

  98. Dan says:
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    Domingo Santana over Soler based on you’re rankings the rest of the way out this season. Still true in a keeper league? (H2H points, k count against).

    Could be it be close as keepers? I just swapped them in a trade – received Domingo, gave Soler.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah I’d want Domingo

  99. lwomack58 says:
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    Looking to add a hitters next week for best overall production-

    Eaton, 4 vs Colo and 3 vs LA with two left handers
    F.Reyes,
    Scooter, Winkler ( Facing all right handers)
    A.Simmons,
    CJ Cron,

    Which two or three do you like best.

    Thank you and have a nice Sunday

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that in Colo or just vs. Colo?

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Just vs Colo. It’s in Wash.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So why list Colo and no other opponents? I guess Reyes and Cron, but I have no idea where these guys are playing

      • lwomack58 says:
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        Sorry I was just pointing out a couple.

        Cron vs NYY and @ CWS
        [email protected] NYM and home vs SF
        Simmons @ LAD and home vs Balt.

        Thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Cron, Simmons, Reyes

  100. Alex says:
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    Happy Sunday, Grey. Would you move Voit for Darvish?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  101. Joseph Quadres says:
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    Hold JP Crawford or Candelario? Categories don’t matter

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeimer

  102. William Hung says:
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    I benched Laureano in favor of Benintendi yesterday cause I had a feeling the Red Sox would score a bunch of runs against the O’s – which did happen, but Benintendi turned in another blah performance with 2 Rs on 0 hits and 3 Ks. Is there a term for a player like Benintendi who is “too good to drop” but by holding is costing you from winning?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t bench Laureano again until further notice

    • i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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      if yr in a total bases league if you look backwards at laureano’s bases per day it’s sick, probably best in the league for last few weeks as far as stable per day performances. since july 5th it’s 4 per day. that’s almost gotta be best in the league for last 11 days since then. also he hasn’t been benched during this timeframe.

  103. prestige says:
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    Can you rank:

    B Dixon, Biggio, H Castro, Yastremski, A Slater

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Bleh, they’re all schmotatoes at best… Castro, Yaz, Slater

  104. Tavern says:
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    1. Drop Mazara for Garrett Cooper, Kevin Pillar or Leury Garcia in a 12 team H2H redraft points league?

    2. Do you think Taillon will be back and make any impact this season (playoffs start August 19th)? He’s been plugging up my IL spot all year and I also have Tim Anderson and David Peralta out. Thinking of dropping Taillon for someone I could use in the 2B/SS spot Anderson currently occupies. Would you drop Taillon for Luis Urias, Brian Dozier, Scooter Gennett, Nick Ahmed, Enrique Hernandez or Eric Sogard? Which do you think will be better ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Cooper 2. Drop him for Urias

  105. otisP says:
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    Been offered either Benitendi or Corey Seager for Kershaw. It is a keeper league. Would you trade Kershaw for any one of these two?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d take either, Benintendi first

  106. Scrapski says:
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    Grey!
    Conforto or O’Neill?
    H Castro or McMahon?
    Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Conforto…McMahon

  107. William Hung says:
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    Who is this Asher kid and how are the Red Sox up there treating him like the second coming of Nolan Ryan?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

  108. Hangin onto 1st in weekly 5X5 standard format, debating on who to fill last SP spot this week. Choices are Gallen (@ CWS), Marquez (away from Coors) (vs CINN), or L. Urias out of LAD pen. Thank you brother

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Marquez

      • Stuff is too good (pumpin 98 today) gonna stick with him away from Coors – thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, jkust don’t get roped into home starts

          • Ha – will do!!!!!!

  109. Gotime says:
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    What the hell is going on in Baltimore today this Wojciebowski 4 IP no hitter 9 Ks against the Red Sox, are we buying or is this just him pitching his best game ever where he can tell his grandkids the story over a campfire

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Hahaha, it’s crazy

  110. Better Call Limehouse says:
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    happy marquez on the road day, it’s going nice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Don’t jinx us!

    • Better Call Limehouse says:
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      when only 1/4 of yr fly balls is a HR it’s pretty damn ok, compared to in COL.

      • Better Call Limehouse says:
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        oops, 2/5 of them now. still better than tons of his COL starts.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  111. Herschel says:
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    @Grey: weekly roto. Need to bench one of these guys. Who sits?
    Lucchesi vs SF
    Marquez @ Cin
    Caleb @ CWS

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Caleb

  112. jason batteiger says:
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    lost kiermaier in 14 team h2h with OBP over AVG, total bases, hits, and OPS added. have this:
    C sisco
    1B goldy
    2B chavis (1-3B)
    SS treat urner
    3B riley (LF)
    MI semien
    CI vogelbach
    LF brantley
    CF kingery (3B/SS)
    RF puig
    OF pence (LF/RF)
    util (1) otani
    BN (this many since 12 max starts per week): schoop, mckay (both it’s espn).

    add bradley or j.jones, jones also has LF in addition to CF.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JBJ

  113. Gotime says:
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    H2H weeky cats, some bad matchups coming up need to start 2:
    Alvarez 3 vs Oak 3 @ Stl (no DH option)
    Pollock 2 vs LAA 3 @ Was
    Kingery 2 @ Det 3 vs Atl

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Can’t start Yordan, unfortch

  114. Gond says:
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    Drop McKay to stream one?

    Chase Anderson vs Cin
    Ryan Borucki vs Cle
    Trevor Richards @ CWS
    Plutko @ KC
    Asher Woj @ LAA

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Anderson

      • Gond says:
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        Would you also drop Cease for another streamer? He’s got Minnesota at home next week.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          These streamers aren’t good

  115. Grey! Got Peacock, Hill & Fried on the IL and need an arm. Would you trade Encarnacion + Gurriel Jr. for Trevor Bauer? It’s 6X6 Roto w/ QS and I’m in 1st place
    C- Vasquez
    1B- Rizzo
    2B- Villar
    3b- Devers
    Of- Trout, Blackmon, Upton
    Utility- Gurriel Jr, Encarnacion
    Bench- Guerrero Jr, Swanson, Markakis & Franmil with Tim Anderson on the IL
    Pitching rn is Domingo German, Soroka, Strasburg, Price, chirinos, Marco gonzo, Merill Kelley, Lamet, Kimbrel
    Appreciate you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for you

  116. Grey!
    Encarnacion + Gurriel Jr. for Trevor Bauer?
    6X6 Roto w/ QS and I’m in 1st place (12 team)
    C Vasquez
    1B Rizzo
    2B Villar
    3b Devers
    Of Trout, Blackmon, Upton
    Ut Gurriel Jr, Encarnacion
    Bench Guerrero Jr, Swanson, Markakis & Franmil (Tim Anderson on the IL)
    Pitching Domingo German Soroka Strasburg Price chirinos Marco gonzo Merill Kelley Lamet Kimbrel
    Got Rich Hill Peacock and Fried on the il
    Appreciate you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds fine for you

  117. Herschel says:
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    Woodruff. Ruh roh…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha

      • William Hung says:
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        Shawn Kelley too

  118. TJ says:
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    Who are my two weakest bats…
    Harper
    Soto
    Andrus
    Ozuna
    M. Franco
    Hoskins
    Soler
    mallex
    Yordan
    Upton
    Pollock
    LeMahieu
    Carlos Santana
    Schoop
    Schwarber
    Luis Urias
    THANKS!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Schoop, Urias

  119. Ha says:
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    Would you feel safe starting Marquez away from home going forward?

    • The Harrow says:
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      he’s said he’s only starting him away from home now, but he didn’t say he thought it safe all the time. i’m guessing he wouldn’t have thought today was “safe” for 12 team standard sized leagues. he owns him in tons of spots though, some of which are deep enough that he did start him today. i know i did, even in a 12 teamer (albeit i was losing ratios already in that 12 teamer h2h this week), but mostly i have him in deeper leagues.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Until further notice

  120. Max says:
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    Are you dropping McKay and/or Cease in points leagues?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Both

  121. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    how do you rank hunter dozier, Luis Urias, Amed Rosario in a standard 5×5 redraft League ROS

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Amed, Hunter

  122. The Harrow says:
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    after today, hold mahle in NL only over gausman, his results starting to get to his FIP (4.19, BEFORE today, so better now of course).

    • The Harrow says:
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      nevermind, somebody beat me to him. dropped sandy with 24 minutes till his today start. matz did good though, mahle could be my drop for pab lop later. matz had a kimbrel inning, and in that his first K to pillar was 3 straight change ups. albeit that was SF though.

  123. Elwood Blues says:
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    Nl only 5×5 keeper .. Trade Yu at $8 for Verdogo $8?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

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