You remember in Austin Powers when he gets his golf cart stuck in the tunnel and tries to make a u-turn and just goes back and forth unable to turn.  That’s how I feel going between Tyler White and Tyler O’Neill.  “Tyler O’Neill just homered…”  *backs up golf cart*  “Tyler White just homered…” *reverses golf cart*  “O’Neill now!”  *tries to turn wheel*  “White does it again!”  *gets out of golf cart and tries to move it manually, but have overestimated strength*  “O’Neill with a round tripper!”  *sighs, gets back in golf cart and checks Facebook menchies, overcome with helplessness of decisions*  I do not know which Tyler I would go with anymore.  Every day this week it has switched, sometimes it’s switched in the same day.  Tyler White is top four slugging percentage in the majors leagues when sorting by 100 plate appearances, but just as soon as you say that Tyler O’Neill will go and do something.  White is likely in a platoon, but when Ozuna returns, O’Neill will have same problems.  I’d own both, but White is my favorite…*sees O’Neill hit a homer, reverses golf cart*  Anyway, here’s some more players to Buy or Sell this week in fantasy baseball:

BUY

Yan Gomes – He has a six game hitting streak, which I think is the longest in the major leagues.  Kidding, of course, I know it’s Carlos Tocci with a seven-game hitting streak.  You know what’s a pretty clear indication the game has changed?  When no one gets a 20-game hitting streak all year and there’s so much offense.  Joe DiMaggio is rolling over in his giant Mr. Coffee box.  Any hoo!  Gomes has been hot.

Luke Voit – Just went over him this morning.  Use your scrolly finger and scroll on, scrolla!

Matt Thaiss – Podcaster Ralph and I went over Thaiss in the last podcast.  The only thing that’s changed is the date and we didn’t know that Pujols would be out for the year, so I was a little more hesitant due to playing time concerns.  I do love how his name is pronounced tho, like Mos Def lyrics.

Trey Mancini – He’s been so hot in the last few weeks that he could salvage an otherwise forgettable season.  I’m being generous with my prorating, but if he can get to 27 HRs and .260, it will be more of a plateau from 1st season to 2nd season vs. a huge drop off.  “If I had a nickel for every time someone prorated incorrectly, I would have $17 million in three days.”  Oh, shut up, Mr. Prorater!

Tyler Austin – There’s more Tylers I’m liking right now than at the Ramada Inn seminar, “How To Tie A Cherry Stem With Your Tongue.”

Jeff McNeil – I am not joking at all when I say McNeil would be benched in an instant if David Wright were healthy enough to take the field and said he wanted to play 2nd.  I think the Mets only promoted McNeil because they think there’s not much to him and will play him for a few, then trade or bench him like a Wilmer Flores.  The reason they won’t promote Peter Alonso is because they think there’s something to him and he could be good.  Seriously.  Forget pace of game, these are problems that should be fixed.  Teams should not be able to artificially suppress players.  Imagine if an NFL or NBA team drafted a player, then purposely benched him or sent him to a training camp.  It’s so unbelievably stupid.  Okay, could someone help me down from this soapbox, I’m scared of heights.

Jonathan Villar – I know the O’s aren’t quote-unquote good, but sometimes being finger-quoty bad is finger-quoty good for a player because he will play every day and steal bases because the team has nothing to finger-quoty lose.

Joey Wendle – The steals SAGNOF landscape was barren like my Cougar’s womb in the beginning of the year, but steals have picked up recently.  Wendle is only latest example, and more below.

Todd Frazier – Okay, one more Mets note (but it’s lots of teams that do this), Frazier is playing because there’s a set salary the Mets have to play him, so they may as well play him.  Sure, he’s hitting recently, but he really should be a platoon player on a team that was actually trying to win.

Luis Urias – Just gave you my Luis Urias fantasy.  I wrote it while speaking fluent Uranus (language spoken on Uranus is spelled same as planet name, the more you know).

Willy Adames – If he keeps up his hot hitting, I might have to blow the dust off my “Grey is crazy for a middle infielder, writing a sleeper post for him and will be talking about him until next March only for said player to blow chunks in April and get dropped by me” routine!

Greg Allen – Roto-Wan just gave you his Greg Allen fantasy.  I agree with what he Wan’s you to know.

Billy McKinney – Been fire emoji since he came up for the Jays, and might’ve replaced Teoscar and Granderson on the depth charts.  Should be on the latter, like Altuve.  McKinney’s a power-first outfielder — think 25 homers, but he might hit .250 or lower.  Could also steal a base or two.  Plus, he sounds like a character Adam Sandler would play.  Well, that might be a negative.

Ramon Laureano – All respect to Dominique Wilkins, but Laureano is the new Human Highlight Reel.  Doode flat-out rakes!  Not ‘rakes’ as it is usually used, which means to hit, but as it should be used, which is to collect balls hit anywhere near them and throw said ball where they’re supposed to go.  Think about it, when you rake you don’t scatter leaves, you collect them and put them where they should go.  Okay, point made.  Laureano also can steal 25+ bags and has 15-homer power.  I’m sorry, you a 2019 sleeper?  Yes, you are.

Roman Quinn – I’m convinced Kapler wants to make it as hard as he can for the Phils to win games, but Quinn as his new leadoff hitter?  Is, well, I like it.  Hope it sticks like my new definition of rake.

Hunter Renfroe – Power, nothing else.  But as Thomas Edison once said, “If I can’t get the power working, we’re all doomed.  Luckily, I’m not flying a freakin’ kite in a rainstorm thinking that’s gonna do something.”

Eloy Jimenez – Just gave you my Eloy Jimenez fantasy.  I wrote it with my outie.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Just gave you my Vladimir Guerrero Jr. fantasy.  I wrote it while thinking about my newest Shark Tank idea.  SHARKS!  Here’s my product, a scale that subtracts 17 pounds.  You never have to diet again!

David Robertson – Maybe even Zach Britton.  Maybe Dellin stops cuddling and starts saving games!  Could be a Taco Bell/Pizza Hut combo.

Jeremy Jeffress – I like Jeffress a lot, but it is a little crazy to me that he’s owned in more leagues than Dellin.  They should both be owned.

Tommy Hunter – *signs clipboard and hands it to the nurse*  I am admitting myself into this wellness clinic to decompress from trying to figure out who Kapler will be using for saves.

Ryan Madson – To male nurse at wellness clinic, “Yes, I am Madson.  Completely insane.  And call me Dad.”

Derek Holland – This is a Stream-o-Nator call like the one it makes to AT&T to make sure his phone is working.

Pablo Lopez – Another Stream-o-Nator call.  “I haven’t received a text or phone call in almost four weeks, are you sure it’s working?”  Aw, Stream-o-Nator is so sad!

SELL

Matt Kemp – The only thing that qualifies someone to get in the Sell is being owned in 50% of leagues, and Kemp’s currently owned in 75% leagues, so bingo-bango and his Jaxx are in the Basement.  Kemp doesn’t even play much anymore and the entire Dodgers team has been infected with “Great team but Dave Roberts keeps talking about the time he stole a base in the playoffs and literally nothing else, yo, who hired this guy?”

Kyle Seager – Two years ago, the Seager Mom, “Both of my boys are so good it’s so hard to choose which one to throw my full-time love behind and boost them with momma’s love that gets a lonely boy through the night and reminds them of suckling my breasts.”  Now, “I kinda like Tyler White at my corner infidel slot.”

  1. JC says:
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    Thank you, Grey
    Pitch Kopech at home vs Bosox tonight?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I wouldn’t, but I could see a good game from him since teams who haven’t seen him seem to be at a disadvantage

  2. Harley Earl says:
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    Agree on Kyle Seager. He’s been horribly bad. I didn’t see it coming so fast but age may have caught up to him this year. I’m willing to hold on to him through the first six weeks of 2019. If the on-base pct. stays the same, I’ll wash my hands of him. He’s bad, very bad, and not in a good way.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, been miserable to own

      • Harley Earl says:
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        @Grey: I haven’t played him in weeks/months. He’s depth in case of an injury now. When Austin Riley gets called up next year, adios Mr. Seager.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yup

  3. Brian says:
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    16 team dynasty h2h 6×6 with QS and k/bb. I need to activate bryant for tomorrow. Options to drop are jace fry, rondon, john gant. Rest of staff is price, verlander, madbum, clev, wood, gausman, teheran, quintana, duffy, minor. RPs are vazquez, treinen, leclerc, peacock, stripling, sonny

    leaning gant since he rarely goes long enough for a QS and jace seems like he “might” be taking hold of that role. i’m stubbornly holding sonny and hoping he’s not a total dumpster fire next year and/or gets traded.

    thanks Grey

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      What’s Gant’s upcoming matchups?

      • brian says:
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        @Grey: i think:

        @WSH PIT LAD SFG MIL

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Doesn’t sound awful after WASH

          • brian says:
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            @Grey: Nope. not really.

            so would you drop gant or jace? realistically i probably can’t count on more than 3-4 saves from fry the rest of the way

            thanks!

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Jace

  4. iChiro says:
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    2 moves left until playoffs-
    here’s what I havel: in 12 team H2H, and my question is two-fold:
    Strasburg on DL that will need to drop someone and currently have 1 bench bat :

    1B: Cano / Braun / Desmond
    OF: Braun/Desmond/ Hamilton
    –my other OF that I won’t drop are Acuna, Springer-
    SP I’m unsure about: D Rodriguez, Chris Archer

    So do I drop Braun / Desmond / Hamlton
    Or: Dereck Rodriguez or Chirs Archer
    to make way for Stras

    And — should I pick up Luke Voit over Braun/Desmond/Hamilton thus leavign 1 bench bat?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dereck’s upcoming matchups? Voit over Braun sounds fine

      • @Grey: thanks, FML, and if you’re ever in need of a new chiropractor located in the OC, lmk!
        My own office opening soon!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Thanks! My mom’s a chiro, but in NY…

  5. Fred Garvin MP says:
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    I was listening to the pod, and unless something in his batted ball profile drastically changes, this is likely the absolute peak for Yelich’s power. He’s rocking a 32.5% HR/FB rate while hitting a puny amount of fly balls. Granted his home park and fantastic hard hit can support an uptick from his usual meh HR contribution, but I’m very skeptical he can support anything near this year’s HR/FB rate in the future.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, I was looking at that while on the pod and I was so tired I didn’t feel like going on about it, but, yeah, that makes me think he’s more of a 24 homer guy than a 30-homer guy… 110/24/65/.310/15 is still solid tho

      • Fred Garvin MP says:
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        @Grey:
        Mind meld!

        I think the average should be lower if he’s striking out at around a 24% clip, say 290-300.

        Still very solid indeed.

  6. Mex says:
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    1) For next year, who do you want Judge ot Correa?

    2) AL only, auction. Thinking for next year, I have Rodon at $1A. I’m thinking that I have a good valued keeper for next year…you kinda suggested that he is like a house of cards(dancing between raindrops, I think is house you described him recently)…now of course I’m not sure…guy in my league has Mazarra and wants to include Rodon in a deal….Should I sell high on Rodon now or keep him for next year?

    Thanks as always

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Judge 2. Sell high

      • Mex says:
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        @Grey: gracias…I was thinking I had a steal with Rodon for $1, now I have fret about the deal.

        Is it even close with the Judge or Correa decision?

        By the way, I miss spelled fret originally and it autocorrected to grey…a little creepy, you and amazon are taking over the world

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Judge, not close — Amazon bought out my soul in early 2017

  7. MrC22 says:
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    Mancini, Hosmer, or Kendrys ROS (head-to-head playoffs)?

    John Gant or Derek Holland ROS?

    Thanks – have a great weekend

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on matchups on SPs — Holland prolly — Mancini

  8. Dante says:
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    Hi Grey,

    Who to put in the lineup tonight (rank in order please)?

    O’Neill vs. CIN (Bailey)
    Mancini @ KC (Keller)
    Nimmo @ SF (Suarez)

    thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, O’Neill

      • Dante says:
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        @Grey:

        many thanks

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  9. Perfect Game says:
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    Would you start Paxton tomorrow @ Oakland just coming off DL?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yes

  10. Dave D says:
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    My only regret is drafting White in my draft champions league ( where his heroics can’t help me) but not picking him up on my regular team where I could use him to hold onto a slim lead. Luckily Renfroe is the guy I grabbed instead. I’m with you on streaming Gelato next week. He might backfire but with Morton and Bauer down…

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I like a streaming pile of gelato!

  11. norm ginsberg says:
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    A few Tyler White decisions (different leagues) —
    – Jo Mo or White?
    – Zimmerman or White?
    – Dahl or White?

    Thanks.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      JoMa — White — Dahl in Coors

  12. ted williams discarded head says:
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    should I drop rosario in a keeper league where I could keep him for 9 bucks? I have other good keepers and am in a daily battle for 1st place.

    Figuring I should wait through the weekend to see how he is, but it sounds like he is done for the year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Noooo

  13. fleeced says:
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    Is it time to drop Muncy or Dahl?

    I can pick up Voit as I can use the power

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Muncy

  14. Mr. Rickey says:
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    Jeffress or Will Smith ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Jeffress

  15. Big Ticket says:
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    What is realistic 2019 upside for White in OBP? Top 50?

    • Big Ticket says:
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      @Big Ticket: Grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sorry must’ve missed this… nah, not too 50, maybe top 125, not sure if he’s going to be an everyday player

  16. Bob says:
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    Fry or Dominguez. I’m thinking the Phillies might not use Dominguez consistently and Fry will become a solid choice.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dom

  17. Paul says:
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    Ryan Madson traded to the Dogers, Still add him? does he have value?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Could have more value in LAD

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: Do you think he has a chance to close games?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, if Jansen keeps pitching terribly

          • Grey

            Grey says:
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            He’s their only setup man with real experience now

  18. Shitwolf says:
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    I have abreu in my DL slot would you drop rosario for mancini, Gallo, hicks, mccutchen, santana or choo… i could also just stream for best matchups… 3 weeks left in h2h season…10 team

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is he out? Mancini I guess

  19. norm ginsberg says:
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    Need to drop my bench bat — drop Zimmerman or Melky?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Zimm

  20. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    brst option for saves Allen, Wily or Madsen?

    Allen has at Rays and home v WSox
    Madsen has Reds and Cards on the road
    Peralta has WSox and Twins at home

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wily

  21. JC says:
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    Grey
    How long after 9/1 do I hold onto Vlad & Eloy if they are not called up immediately? I’m holding onto both and very excited for the potential but need to free up the roster spots when it becomes less likely that they will be called up

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wait until Tuesday

      • Matty says:
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        @Grey: They announced Vlad in the Arizona Fall League to much fanfare.
        I assume that’ll hold with the Jays plenty far out of the mix.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Maybe, don’t think they’re related tho

          • Matty says:
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            @Grey:
            Ahh yes. I mistakenly thought the schedule was September.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              No problem

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, I do buy it… sadly

          • Shopgurrrl says:
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            @Grey: Still holding out a sliver of hope for Vlad?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              A sliver

  22. Paul says:
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    Since the Dodgers added Madson,

    what could that mean for Maeda or Ross Stripling… back to the rotation, or stay in the bullpen

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Stripling is back in the rotation already for Buehler… Maeda prolly not yet

      • Paul says:
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        @Grey: Stripling last time I checked is on the DL still

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Coming off, replacing Buehler

          • Shopgurrrl says:
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            @Grey:

            Are you saying that Buehler is going to get pulled from the rotation??

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He’s getting close to be shutdown due to too many IP, so yes pulled from rotation

          • Balke says:
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            @Grey: What’s up with Buehler? Injured?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              He can’t throw too many more IP

              • Shopgurrrl says:
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                @Grey: Ugh, brutal. Is he a drop then, or wait and see?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Wait and see I guess but depends on needs

              • Balke says:
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                @Grey: Well shit. With one last weekly move would you add Cano or Stripling to an open DL spot? Need is about equal.

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Stripling

  23. Steve says:
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    Mancini a better hold than Bieber? Is Bieber the real deal? Have Bieber and worried I might be missing out on Mancini’s epic second half. Know this isn’t an apples to apples comparison, just trying to figure out if Bieber’s more a streamer and/Or Mancini’s the real deal (over folks like Vlad Jr or Thaiss)

    Better RP for saves, Melancon or Madson (thinking something’s wrong with Jansen and Maeda’s not the answer)

    Thanks

  24. Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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    12 team 5×5 roto redraft

    C – Sal Perez
    1B – Zimmerman
    2B – A. Mondesi
    SS – Lindor
    3B – J. Turner
    OF – Stanton
    OF – Trout
    OF – J. Martinez
    UTIL – Soto
    UTIL – Andujar
    BN – Gallo, Gary Sanchez
    DL – Donaldson
    SP – Fiers, Ryu, Ohtani, Folty, Happ, Buehler, Gausman
    RP – Minter, Yates, Fry, Steckenrider

    1) I’ve held Donaldson for far too long. Need a drop for him.

    2) Considering he might not be in line for saves with the Dodgers, drop anyone for Madson?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      1. Ha, you’re dropping him now? As he might actually get into games? 2. Steckenrider been terrible, no?

      • Shin-Soo Choo Choo says:
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        @Grey: No man, can’t drop him now. Anyone besides Steck that’s droppable?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Fry?

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Fry > Steck right?

            Fry has those sexy ks

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, anyone over Steck right now

  25. surfer dude says:
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    Hi Grey, h2h pts, playoffs start Sept.10 –
    Gausman or Mikolas ?
    Dozier or Villar ?
    drop Rosario for either Wendle or Vladimir Guerrero Jr?
    as always – thank you!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mikolas – Dozier — Hold Rosario for now

  26. Marty Jannetty_Was Set Up says:
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    Wow, was not expecting to see Pablo Lopez. Any way you’re starting him over: Fiers, Ryu, Bieber, Strasburg seriously, have no idea how he’s going to do), Suarez, or Gausman?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not over them, in addition!

  27. William Hung says:
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    I forgot to mention that Tommy Pham is available – should I pick him up now that Rosario has a strained quad?

    Team is currently:
    C- Hedges
    1B- Mancini/Merrifield
    2B- Shaw
    3B- Rendon
    SS- Lindor
    OF- Betts, Hicks, Merrifield/Mancini
    UTIL- Sano
    B- Rosario, Vlad Jr.
    DL- Abreu

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, grab Pham

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: who should my drop for Pham be?

          • William Hung says:
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            @Grey: Twins appear optimistic with Rosario – I’m in a good spot since I have one week left in the regular season and a first round bye. So I guess Rosario is a hold for me. Another hold I have right now is Vlad Jr. – praying the Blue Jays have a epiphany and play this guy this year. I am guessing since the Bison’s season ends Monday, Tuesday is when we cut him if he’s not up yet?

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, Tuesday or bust

  28. Tinman95 says:
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    Renfroe over O’Neill ROS? Assuming O’Neill ends up splitting time in the outfield.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  29. Matty says:
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    Chuckled a fair bit about “All-Semis.”

    I assume the move would be to lose Schoop for Aldemys in a keeper.

    Have a great weekend.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Makes sense, you too!

  30. norm ginsberg says:
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    Buehler listed as starting Monday. Do you think the Stripling move will occur before then; imediately afterwards; or sometime even later?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Maybe right after, maybe right before

  31. Rudy says:
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    Grey,
    12 tm roto, in need of RBI and sweet sweet steals. Drop Elvis Andrus for Villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure

  32. Jones says:
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    More a roster construction question than a skills one. Here are my hitters:

    C Molina
    1B Votto
    2B Rizzo
    3B pick matchups with Lowrie/Myers/Profar/Escobar
    SS Story
    LF Hoskins
    CF Springer
    RF Harper
    U Soto
    BN: the random 3B guys plus the recent deceased Rosario

    It’s a H2H with no games cap, so having the random 3B guys able to back up a bunch of positions is handy on Mondays and Thursdays. I want to pick up a Tyler but none of them address the big hole at 3B. Do you pick one up anyway?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not if they don’t make sense for your team

  33. Matty says:
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    Do folks prefer Billy McKinney over Joc for this year and the future?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Not especially, I like Joc still but he’s a platoon player, don’t know McKinney has that much future tho

  34. ERad says:
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    Yes Robbie Ray finally had a good game last night, but watching him pitch for some reason really makes my blood boil.

    Like stop being a doofus and start throwing strikes.

    Best part about the season ending soon, is I’ll never have to watch a Robbie Ray start again.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, agreed

    • LenFuego says:
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      @ERad: You know what the weird part of Ray is to me … after everything this year, he has lost, get this, a grand total of TWO games. 2. Dos. How is that even possible?

  35. Cole Trickle says:
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    I was half expecting to see Cody Allen in the “Sell” column. need to cut Allen, Will Smith, or Kirby Yates to free up a roster spot- who would you cut? Re-draft so only looking at the next 3 weeks. TIA!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Allen

  36. Peacecoast says:
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    This new Eminem is tight

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      So much better than his last album!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      And just good without comparing it to garbage

  37. mike says:
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    Now that they’ve announced that Eloy Jimenez will not be called up this year, would you still spend 1 of 3 bench spots to hang on to him in a keeper league that has a $5 multiplier each year (so he’s $6 next year, $16 the year after and $31 the year after that)? I am still in the hunt for a money position this year.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depth of league?

      • Mike says:
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        @Grey: 12-team league. 5×5, pretty competitive . 4 starting OF, 3 Util, 3 bench

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          @Mike: Unlimited keepers? You’re gonna want Eloy for $6 next year

    • LenFuego says:
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      @mike: Hard to tell without knowing number of teams, number of roster spots, number of keepers, total budget, and any other relevant info about your league, but in a vacuum, sure, he could easily surpass those value each of the next three years.

      • Mike says:
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        @LenFuego: see above. Also, unlimited keepers. $260 budget.

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

    Cano, M. Gonzalez or Villar?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Villar

  39. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – in an insanely tight race for 1st in my keep 7 forever 12 team roto. I’m only point behind 1st, and he and I are tied in W, WHIP, HR. My biggest category gain chances (besides those) are K, ERA, BA, RBI.

    I can trade my $21 Harper (+$3 annual keeper tax) for

    $22 Gerrit Cole (keep for $25) plus nonkeeper Edwin Encarnacion and $20 Cain Sugar!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sounds decent for you to win this year

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks.

        His other offer is the same package, plus $0 Walker Buehler

        For my $13 JDM (16 next year) instead of $21 (24) Harper. Do you prefer one over the other? JDM is older, but in Boston as DH it’s harder to see his not being the new norm!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No, don’t trade away JDM

          • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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            @Grey: my thoughts exactly. Harper is huge upside but a wildcard, and I’ll still have jdm betts Acuna Rhys as keepers.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, def

              • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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                @Grey: sorry, last follow up. Different guy has offered me, for Harper:

                $16 Dozier plus nonkeepers Strasburg, Rizzo, W Ramos, K Jansen (who I don’t need).

                I assume take the Cole offer because Cole is keepable at $25 (aces go for $35-50 in this league due to weekly lineups), Stras sort of sucks, and Cain plus E5 beats Rizzo Dozier?

                • Grey

                  Grey says:
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                  Cole offer

                  • Duda Want to a Build a Snowman? says:
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                    @Grey: gracias!

                    • Grey

                      Grey says:
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                      De nada!

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        The side with all the players

        • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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          @Grey: haha

  40. Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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    when they said ozark came out today i didn’t know they meant you could “access” it at like 2 AM (and i don’t have netflix). awesome.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, haven’t started it yet

      • Yr Never Too Old For Balloons says:
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        @Grey: watched the 1st ep, others to follow.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Nice!

  41. Cohen says:
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    Laureano or Grichuk?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Grichuk

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: im first in homers and first in steals. Avg could be better

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Neither? I guess Grichuk

  42. Alex says:
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    You’d grab Hunter over Seranthony? Both are available, and I am looking to drop Rondon.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d try Dominguez now, Hunter might get saves tho, so hard to say in Philly

  43. DodgerWindowClosed says:
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    Ten hitting categories……standard ESPN league. Pham, Piscotty, Mazara. Please rank for September overall contributions. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mazara, Pham

  44. john says:
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    Hey Grey!

    Rosario going down reaally hurts, so now I’m in need of a CF for the playoffs (assuming he’s done for awhile).

    Based on this post:

    Villar, McKinney , or Laureano? Grichuk, Kipnis, and A. Jones are also available?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Depends on needs, Jones prolly safest, Grichuk has power, Villar speed/runs

      • john says:
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        @Grey: I’m replacing Rosario. So my needs are a little of everything. But hopefully a hot bat going into playoffs.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Jones is hot and little of everything

          • john says:
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            @Grey: Oy vey, the anxiety. Decisions, decisions.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Haha

  45. Gotime says:
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    Kopech making it rain at home against the Bo Sox!!!!
    Literally… 2nd home start of his career…..and 2nd rain delay. Ugh

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, ugh

  46. trick dad says:
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    Hey grey- What are your thoughts on josh James now that he has been called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spot start if Morton comes back after 10 days, but can see trying him, has nice Ks and has cut down on walks this year

  47. William Hung says:
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    Dominguez a drop based on latest usage pattern? I can pick up Givens, Hildenberger, or Jace Fry for saves

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, Hildenberger

  48. trick dad says:
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    Hey grey what are your thoughts on josh James now that he’s being called up?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Spot start if Morton comes back after 10 days, but can see trying him, has nice Ks and has cut down on walks this year

  49. Mike

    Mike says:
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    Where’s your head at? One of the greatest videos IMO…loved Basement Jaxx.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, Mike!

  50. Peacecoast says:
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    Ugh. Trying Shooter. Ep1. Writing is cheesy so far. Will finish episode. For you. Xox.

    • Peacecoast says:
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      @Peacecoast: oh shit I see where this is going. Could be good.

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        It’s cheesy fun

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      It’s not Breaking Bad, but it’s not awful

  51. Gotime says:
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    Jeffress sitting on the WW.. that looks like Walt White but it’s the waiver wire… btw, did you start up Breaking Bad again? Still not sure what happened with the 80 million… no spoilers Razzball
    I haven’t because Ozark happening again and I think it deserves a season 2 watch. Wife agrees so can’t argue with a show to be watched by both parties.
    Anyway, I own Minter Leclerc and Betances in a H2H weekly cats league, saves no holds or cuddle boys, but ratios could help. 8 moves left for the season. Hold these relivers or drop one for Jeffress.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I didn’t start Breaking Bad again, maybe this offseason… I haven’t started Ozarks yet, but might tomorrow… Hold the relievers

  52. Alex says:
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    O’Neil Dahl or renfroe ROS?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Renfroe

  53. Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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    dirty bastard espn doesn’t have james in it’s system yet; do they wait in these spots till like a few hours before or after the game is over? i’d guess doing those RCL’s in espn for so many years you’d know this. he’s the best streamer today, i could nab another option now, but then if he shows up in like 6 hours or something i’ve wasted a weekly move here (h2h league)
    other options:
    chen vs TOR (6.5, and he’s been quite good at home and in general for a bit)
    matz @ SF (8.1, but he was HORRIBLE for a while not long ago)
    ponce vs CIN (not good SON score, but he’s been awesome for 2 straight before this)
    james is over 18 vs LAA so clearly i’d rather him here.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Wow, James is that high? Crazy love… I’d go Matz if no James

      • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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        @Grey: i didn’t get to this in time (stupid espn locks at FIRST game, why in the F would anybody set up something like that) but SON all year has been giving like an extra 6-10 dollars to pitchers (this happens somewhat to hitters too) in the early morning hours then later it goes down later, sometimes a LOT later. i get it that some lineups are better than others but i’ve seen large drops all year from say 3 AM SON numbers and 4 hours before gametime.

        anyway, james is down to 12.6 now. it most certainly WAS 18.2 or something when my first message was typed.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, not sue about this, gonna ask Rudy

          • Eric The Waiter With Hands For Hands says:
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            @Grey: i’ve seen others mention this over the last 2 or so months in here, in addition to me seeing it.

            • Grey

              Grey says:
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              Yeah, I pinged Rudy, he said he’s looking into it

  54. ryanoger says:
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    Rich HIll ownable in a 10 team or lose him for David Roberston?

    thanks grey?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Lose him

  55. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    Great write up. Crunch time in the roto league. Maikel Franco is slowing down. Laureono and adalberto Mondesi on the wire. Looking for HR, RBI, SB in that order

    How do you rank maikel, laureono and mondesi ROS?

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      You ranked them for HRs… The other two are for SBs

      • Sandman says:
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        @Grey:

        What about Franco or Mancini for the final month for HR/RBI?

        Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Mancini

  56. ryanoger says:
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    Would you rather have David Robertson or Lou Trivino?

    Holds league

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Robertson

  57. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Teams were waiting for Sept 1 to clean out their DL slots. Ozuna, Paxton, Sanchez, and perhaps Bryant!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Ha, totally!

  58. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    People who took my expert advice and started all 4 AS pitchers got a win and 17 Ks with ratios of 2.78/1.06. Smart people who ignored Aaron Sanchez had a win and 15 Ks, with 0.98/0,71 ratios.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Damn, I need to stick closer to the alphabet!

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Ha! Sounds like a column for another writer (No, not me).

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

  59. Cohen says:
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    Voit or Davidson for util spot. Already have G.Sanchez and Stanton in lineup if it matters.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Sure, try him

      • Cohen says:
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        @Grey: which one?

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Voit

  60. Taking14DaTeam says:
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    Rotating Santana and Zimm for my 1B/3B slot currently. Braun hit the wire. I like my guys better but Braun has OF eligibility along with 1B so that might help when they sit Peralta v southpaws or if Rosario takes some time to heal. Villar is in my lineup until he cools as I need steals. I guess he could go??

    What would you do?

    Perez – Freeman, Eugenio, Santana or Zimm
    Bergman, Cano, Villar – Trout, Peralta, , Haniger, Rosario, Manaea or Der – Cruz in DH slot

    • Taking14DaTeam says:
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      @Taking14DaTeam:

      Mazara or Dee – ugh

      • Grey

        Grey says:
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        Mazara

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Braun won’t play that often and has not been good when he does

  61. Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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    3 names please for ROS and possibly to keep for next year….

    I have three spots to fill. One is a bench spot, one is an OF spot and one can be either an OF or CI spot. Here are the names I’m looking at right now. Greg Allen, Billy McKinney, Ramon Laureano, Roman Quinn, Hunter Renfroe, CJ Cron, Lewis Brinson, David Dahl, Alex Gordon, Ryan O’Hearn, Mikie Mahtook, Adam Eaton, Jason Kipnis, and Adam Frazier.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Dahl, Renfroe, Brinson, Quinn

      • Kruk_Ain't_An_Athlete says:
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        @Grey: Thanks!

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          No problem

  62. Bobbi Morris says:
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    10 team h2h points league

    Mancini or Odor ROS at DH

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini

  63. GrassyKnollRedding says:
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    Good afternoon, Grey!

    With Yost saying that Salvy won’t be available for “about a week,” is he droppable for Garver? Too much season left?

    Thanks a lot!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Afternoon! Yeah, can move on

  64. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    Had a pretty good day on the pitching side. Would have been better if they hadn’t sent my man Rodon out for the 7th.

    Wei-Yin Chen continued his great run. In his last 5 starts (4 home) he has 30 Ks and 1.44/0.80.
    Luis Castillo now has 57 Ks and 3.23/1.06 in his last 10.

    Plus Gausman, Rodriguez, Snell, Fillmyer, and SON recommendation Holland all were positives.

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, almost streamed Wei-Yin myself but chickened our and now I’m worried about my IP… I did realize something the other day, it’s almost better to get 5 IP, 8 Ks and win than 7 IP, 8 Ks and win, since we’re counting IP instead starts

      • VinWins

        VinWins says:
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        @Grey: Yeah, that’s true. Hadn’t thought of that. I’m always ready for my pitchers to be pulled after 5 anyway, figuring it will go bad.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha, that too!

  65. William Hung says:
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    Did Jon Gray forget how to strike people out???

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I know, so annoying

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: I wonder if he’s pitching at a little less than 100% – 2nd straight start where he only struck 1 guy out.

        BTW, Gausman is rock solid right now – really plugging that Trevor Bauer-sized hole left in my rotation – k-rate leaves something to be desired but overall results are what I need.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Agreed on Gausman… Maybe the Rox told Gray in the minors to pitch more to contact like Gerrit Cole in Pitt…Not sure, but Ks have been way down…

  66. Jumponit says:
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    Thanks for a great column as always Grey – will you be posting a Fantasy baseball playoff edition (with strength of schedule, top pitchers to start)?

    That would be really helpful!
    Thanks!

  67. CaptainKnauer says:
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    ROS Mondesi or Rosario

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mondesi

  68. Launch Angle says:
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    HR and RBI ROS – what order

    Renfroe
    White
    Soto
    Mancini

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Mancini, Soto

  69. Wilson says:
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    Would you start CC @OAK tomorrow? Need QS/ERA/WHIP to win this year. Thanks

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yup

  70. Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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    Hey Grey – thanks for the trade help a couple of days ago (trading my $21 Harper for $22 G Cole $21 Cain and nonkeeper Encarbacion to win championship while still having a keeper from the trade).

    UPDATE: I held out until the deadline wire last night to see if I could get more + was able to also snag his $12 Kris Bryant plus nonkeepers Cole Hamels Luchessi and Kendrys . . . and I only needed to throw in (on top of Bryce) my $0 Mikolas and nonkeepers Peraza and Hendricks.

    Feeling pretty good about the overall haul (basically Bryce and Mikolas for Bryant [at half Bryce’s price] Gerrit Cain EE Hamels . . . ). Thanks again for the help!

    Still no idea what to think/feel about Bryant for 2019, but I’m sure I could trade him for someone great in offseason if we don’t think his 2018 preseason line is roughly attainable….

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Nice! I think Bryant will be fine next year, prolly top 25 maybe better

      • Duda Want to Build a Snowman? says:
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        @Grey: thanks! That’s what I figured too. I have a feeling the rest of my league will value a dirt cheap Bryant more than me / your rankings, so maybe I can flip him for a guy like Trea, Arenado, or Lindor in the offseason….

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Yeah, totally

  71. MagaMan says:
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    Hey G money! Thanks for all the advice!! Need a starter for a few weeks. A couple hotties, which one would you prefer, the both have 2 start weeks the following week—-Jason Vargas or Wade Miley?

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Neither…Miley

  72. Aubrey Plaza's Pillow says:
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    dynasty 20 teamer with holds, relief appearances, QS, relief wins, K/9 added. due to dynasty should i still hold steckenrider here (i’m doing quite well in this h2h league, playoffs start next week). we have expanded rosters currently, so 8 BN slots with a max of 2 BN pitchers.
    SP: V2, ryu, pivetta, buchholez, valdez, archer, with hudson/magill (for holds) in SP slots
    RP (7 slots): pressly, giles, kela, martin, brasier, willy P, alexander
    steckenrider on BN till he gets better again
    DL: skaggs, darvish, morrow, morton

    have to drop one of somebody, magill doesn’t really get that many holds but has more use than steckenrider right now. i generally use one of the hudson/magill slots for streamers when they aren’t completely awful (today isn’t one of those days)

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Magill

  73. William Hung says:
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    Brian Dozier was dropped by one of the basement dwellers in my H2H league as he is trying to play spoiler today against a team fighting for a playoff spot. No brainer waiver claim right? My drop would be Sano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Yeah, no brainer

      • William Hung says:
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        @Grey: how about Sal Perez? Just dropped today and I won’t need him until the 17th. My drop would be the rock solid performing Hedges, but the upside of Perez might be too much to pass up

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Seems like a decent stash

  74. Sandman says:
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    Hey Grey,

    You trusting touki toussaint against the Red Sox
    Tomorrow or no? Only thing I can argue is that they’ve never seen him before.

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      No way

  75. Cohen says:
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    Grey, please pick one streamer for tomorrow
    E.Ramirez at home vs Balt
    CC at Oak
    Cahill at home vs Yanks
    Velasquez at Mia
    SON likes them all

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      All of them… Cahill

  76. DodgersWindowClosed says:
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    I lost Bauer but so far have been fortunate with my DL stashes Ryu and now EdRod doing nicely trying to pick up the slack.

    Bauer still on the wire and I could stash him dropping a bench bat (Zimm, Santana or Villar) or C Allen I imagine. In a 12 teamer (holds and saves are separate categories) with playoffs for me starting September 10th ( I have a bye this week) would you forget about Bauer or drop someone from this squad to stash him hopefully for championship week run on Seotember 17th. Even if he is back that week, wonder how long he would go. Thanks!

    C- Perez
    CI- Freeman, Eugenio, Santana or Zimm
    MI- Cano, Bergman, Villar (or Dee)
    OF – Trout, Peralta, Mazara, Haniger, Rosario (Dee if Rosario hurt)
    DH – Cruz
    SP- Max, Kluber, Hendricks, Ryu, Wood, EdRod, Chacin
    RP- Leclerc, Allen, Osuna

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      I’d forget Bauer for now

      • DodgerWindowClosed says:
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        @Grey:

        Thanks for the confirmation. As I was typing it, I even wondered why I hit send LOL. .000003456 cents I hope.

        • Grey

          Grey says:
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          Haha

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Is that Karabell with Berry?

  77. bossmanjunior333 says:
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    Bye week next week. Afterwards:

    Hold Gibson (@KC, @DET) or drop for:

    L Castillo ( LAD, @MIL, @MIA)
    Velasquez (MIA, @ATL)
    Minor (@LAA, @SD, SEA)
    Matz (MIA, @PHI, @WAS)
    Heaney (TEX, SEA, @HOU)
    Giolito (@KC, @BAL, CHC)
    Lucchesi (@SEA, SF, @LAD)

    Thanks!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Minor’s matchups look best there, Heaney’s look 2nd best

  78. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    newcomb dropped in 14 team QS league (keep 2 SP and 2 RP per year). i have:
    SP: wheeler, ryu, wood, plutko (streamer), valdez, pivetta, otani (espn so pitcher and hitter only count as one guy, i got gifts wrapped for when he finally has his TJ when that mess “doctor” is found out to be who he is), heaney
    DL: morton, skaggs

    RP: (max 5 slots): kimbrel, giles, hand, sire of sandwiches (CUBS), bradley

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Over Plutko

  79. I don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome says:
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    holy crap where are all those “stanton is always injured” idiots, hadn’t had ANY off day since may 28th till today. might’ve gone the way of that twit that tried to “take credit” for heaney being awesome (right at his peak mind you) after about 25 days earlier even having to ask if he was a better streamer than tropeano

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha, yeah

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